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Chicago’s Queen of the Blues ‘looks like somebody’s mom playing the guitar going crazy’

Joanna Connor and the place she calls home: Kingston Mines in Chicago CHICAGO — On a Friday night at the legendary Lincoln Park blues bar Kingston Mines, the searing sound of Chicago’s signature music pours out onto Halsted Street. Inside, the crowds gather to watch bluesmen dressed in fedoras and sunglasses and deliver the hard-driving …

The Reviews – 4801 South Indiana Avenue

Joanna Connor 4801 South Indiana Avenue Album Review Quotes “A blistering romp through the Chicago Blues textbook.” Classic Rock, 8/10 “Blazing and screaming slide guitar with similarly delivered vocals on songs that drip with old-school authenticity.” Guitarist Magazine, 9/10 “This album absolutely sizzles with spellbindingly fast slide guitar played with super-charged energy.” Blues in Britain …

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.  …

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