Connor Selby has announced that he will be joining blues-rocker Joanne Shaw Taylor as special guest on her February2024 tour running through Amsterdam, The Netherlands and the UK. He will join for the Paradiso, Amsterdam on 14th February and then they move onto the UK in Manchester on 17 February and will call through Glasgow, Leeds, Sunderland, London, Wolverhampton, Norwich, Bexhill, Bury St. Edmunds and it finishes in Southend on 29 February.
Talking about joining Joanne Shaw Taylor on tour, Selby says, “I can’t wait to be joining Joanne Shaw Taylor on her upcoming UK tour. I was lucky enough to open for her on a few dates back in 2022 so I’m thrilled to be kicking off 2024 by doing her whole tour. 2023 has been an amazing year and I’ve been lucky enough to open for many incredible artists including Beth Hart, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Robert Cray as well as doing many memorable headline shows throughout the year. “
The young troubadour has had an incredible 12 months – A Mojo Magazine Top 10 Blues Album of the Year, ‘Conner Selby’ was released in March this year. He has gone on tour with blues legend Robert Cray , opened for powerhouse singer Beth Hart on her March UK tour – including playing the London Palladium, and he was the only artist to support the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band on his April’ Trouble Is’ 25th Anniversary UK tour as well as touring with Graham Parker, playing shows with soul Icon P.P. Arnold and he performed at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. He has also performed at BST Hyde Park, London, on a bill with Pearl Jam, Stereophonics and Johnny Marr and supported The Who at Wembley Stadium.
Connor Selby (Deluxe Edition) was released in March via Provogue, featuring the songs, “I Shouldn’t Care,”“Love Letter to the Blues,”“The Deep End”, and the Ray Charles cover of “My Baby Don’t Dig Me” – he has picked up the support of Classic Rock magazine, graced the cover of Blues in Britain, picked up a raft of critical praise for the album and been spun on numerous radio stations including the BBC Radio 2 Blues Show.
There’s a timeless melancholic quality to his music. Relatable in its honesty and openness, he draws from anxiety and vulnerability but delivers it with a world-worn elegance. It’s easy to see why with his soulful blend of blues and emotionally introspective songwriting, alongside his impressive armoury of guitar playing. The songs on ‘Connor Selby’ are little vignettes of the different styles of music that inspire him.
Joanne Shaw Taylor will perform songs from her recent critically acclaimed albums “Nobody’s Fool,” and The Blues Album which topped Billboard Magazine’s Official Blues Album Chart. She will also perform new songs from her forthcoming album including “Sweet ‘Lil Lies,” “Black Magic,” and “Wild Love.”
The Blues Album was voted #1 Most Played Blues Album of 2021 by the Independent Blues Broadcaster’s Association. Joanne will also dig deep into her rich back catalogue where she will hand-pick songs from her albums Reckless Heart, Wild, The Dirty Truth, Almost Always Never, Diamonds in the Dirt, and White Sugar.
Her latest single “Wild Love,” is crafted alongside Kevin Shirley, the iconic producer, at the legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville. The song is brimming with bluesy undertones and an infectious energy. The track showcases Joanne’s signature guitar licks against a backdrop of dynamic drums and bass. “Wild Love” is a departure into a darker, more intimate territory, capturing the essence of a moody blues night while retaining the vigour that her fans have come to adore. Stream “Wild Love” HERE. Watch the official music video HERE.
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