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Watch Joanna Connor Shred on Slide Guitar

Joanna Connor might be the best—or most original—blues-based slide guitar player you’re likely to come across today. Or tomorrow. Check out this action-packed video of Connor, shown performing a wicked slide solo at the 2014 North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland, Maine. Besides Connor on guitar, the video features Lance Lewis on bass, Tony Palmer …

Toledo Blade reviews Six String Stories

SIX STRING STORIES Joanna Connor (M.C. Records) She’s one powerhouse of a slide blues guitarist, someone who attacks frets with a beautiful fury and doesn’t let go. Joanna Connor just put out her first release in 14 years and, wow, it’s a keeper. If you like blistering Chicago blues solos and gut-wrenching, soul-searing performances with …

Blues Blast Magazine reviews Six String Stories

SIX STRING STORIES Joanna Connor (M.C. Records) In the language of social media, the video clip of Joanna Connor at the 2014 North Atlantic Blues Festival went viral. She gives the rapt audience a three minute display of her astounding slide guitar playing, a performance that has been viewed over 870,000 times on-line. For many …

Elmore Magazine review Six String Stories

SIX STRING STORIES Joanna Connor (M.C. Records) Chances are that if you’ve been to Chicago’s popular blues club, Kingston Mines, you’ve seen Joanna Connor perform. You also haven’t seen many recordings of Connor recently as it has been a long drought of 14 years. She took time off from recording and touring to raise her daughter.  …

Joanna Connor begins a new chapter with Six String Stories

Joanna Connor’s meteoric rise to Internet fame is now the stuff of legend: in 2014, a fan uploaded a video of Connor performing “Walkin’ Blues” in front of a Chicago audience, and seemingly overnight the clip generated millions of views. Despite the sudden wave of recognition, however, Connor, is no newcomer or overnight sensation. Born …

Some people ‘can’t believe’ how good this female guitarist is – but they should

Joanna Connor is a popular Chicago blues musician with the ability to pull off an absolutely face-melting guitar solo A video of female guitarist Joanna Connor has gone SUPER viral after a clip of her performance at the North Atlantic Blues Festival this summer was re-posted on YouTube under the new title “I can’t believe …

Joanna Connor — Going Viral

Joanna Connor GOING VIRAL Her overnight success was decades in the making, but a video gone viral of a jaw-dropping slide guitar performance at the 2014 North Atlantic Blues Festival has helped bring Joanna Connor to the world. With nearly a half a million views, the performance displays scholarly blues virtuosity and crowd-pleasing pyrotechnics. In …