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

“This is a great record and one that will undoubtedly and deservedly
bring Joanna Connor to the attention of a wider audience. It’s her time.”
Blues in Britain

“Her best album to date. It oozes style. Raw, pure and traditional blues.”
Blues Matters Magazine

“Joanna’s vocals are stunning. All ten tracks are
reinterpreted with edginess, class and passion.”
Blues Matters Magazine

“This recording ranks as Joanna Connor’s best to date, and I believe it has something
to do with her producer, Joe Bonamassa; he has brought out the best in her.”
Powerplay Magazine, 10/10

“4801 South Indiana Avenue is a true Chicago Blues record to
the core, and Connor’s slide playing, and singing are on top form.”
Powerplay Magazine, 10/10

“It’s the classiest, nastiest slab of ground zero blues you’re like to hear this year.”
The Midlands Rocks

“I cannot fault this album as it addresses the blues (albeit with a Chicago tint) so damned well. The playing is impeccable, inventive and a delight from start to finish and Mr Bonamassa’s presence guilds a high-quality lily perfectly.”
Bluesdoodles 5/5

“Trouble Trouble is a slower-paced horn, piano and guitar drenched blues with a hint of soul to enrich…guess what? another slide solo of sheer quality.”
Bluesdoodles 5/5

“4801 South Indiana Avenue is a rollercoaster of
guitars and piano. Great album. Great artist.”
Therapy Through A Lens 9/10

“The album is a must for any music lover.”
Scottish Music Network

“You can feel the power of the album from the first listen, you
will be gripped and giving it another spin.”
Scottish Music Network

“The unstoppable locomotive that is ‘Destination’ opens ‘4801 South Indiana Avenue’ with some ferocious slide work and you can sense that this has captured the very soul of what makes Joanna Connor such a force of nature, her raw passion and finely honed skills are blazing bright.”
Metal Talk

“This is a record made by people that just love music.”
Maximum Volume Music, 9/10

“The results are stunning, Effortless cool exudes from every single note.”
Maximum Volume Music, 9/10

“Ignore Connor at your peril.”
Maximum Volume Music, 9/10

“Joanna Connor delivers traditional blues spiced with raw energy and pure passion.”
Brothers in Raw

“I don’t promise you one musical orgasm, no I promise you ten orgasms! This is one of those albums that you just can’t get enough of. Shivers of pleasure as the slide guitar accompanies you to the blues clubs in Chicago.”
Brothers in Raw

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“Joanna, with Joe riding shotgun, has delivered a raw, bruised, and battered blues, served up on the sliding scale of perfection, deeply satisfying, and perfectly served up, a brilliant must have album.”
Rhythm & Booze

“I Feel So Good” is a driving tune showcases her incredible guitar virtuosity and dazzling
personality. The song is a sonic tornado that is both crazed and captivating.”
My Amp Music

“On ‘Destination’, Joanna’s vocals are propulsive and her guitar playing quite explosive. The band wails with frenzied jubilation.”
My Amp Music

“4801 South Indiana Avenue is comprised of 10 blistering blues tracks. Each song is brazenly alive with bold guitar licks and emotive intensity. Connor‘s guitar is imposing and her vocals dynamically masterful. Each song crackles with spicy blues flavouring.”
My Amp Music

“It’s all about Connor’s screaming vocal chords and cudgeling slide guitar, both of which are extraordinary.”
Velvet Thunder

“Destination starts in on a thudding John Bonham-style drum pattern, with
rasping slide reminiscent of George Thorogood coming in over the top.”
Velvet Thunder

“This is an album packed to the brim with passion, intensity and raw energy.”
PCN Magazine

“This is a rowdy, rollicking album, full of
intensity, energy and passion that hits the spot.”
PCN Magazine

“Joanna Connor’s guitar work will just blow you away.”
We Bleed Music

“This album is an absolute cracker and on February 26th get on your pcs or phones and order this and hear for yourself why Joanna Connor is hailed as the new Queen of the Blues Guitar.”
We Bleed Music

“For a studio album this technically stellar and concisely written, it is
soaked in a rawness and energy that exceeds many live performances.”
Blues Rock Review, 8.5/10

“Tasteful and judicious use of extra-musical sounds, great horn arrangements, and the many clever lyrical turns of phrase are just a few treats that are left for fans to discover themselves.”
Blues Rock Review, 8.5/10

“The album delights from cover to cover and each individual song reveals new gems with each listen. 4801 South Indiana Avenue might be Joanna Connor’s best, and its bold, powerful character suggests that her next may likely be even better.”
Blues Rock Review, 8.5/10

“Connor wastes no time opening “Destination” with fiery-rapid fire
slide-licks that display an impressive combination of speed and precision.”
Blues Rock Review, 8.5/10

“While the structures of both opening tunes remain largely traditional, Connor’s gritty, blistering solos are anything but, and the open feel of Carter’s percussion on the peppy “I Feel So Good” and “Please Help” allow Conner to show her virtuosity as a rhythm guitarist.”
Blues Rock Review, 8.5/10

“Album opener is a cover version of ‘Destination’ by The Assassins sees the prowess of Joanna immediately as she unleashes some fingernail snapping opening notes that flew around my headphones like angry hornets as the party gets started with a ballistic hoedown.”
Planet Mosh, 5/5

“Fleet fingered piano makes for a scintillating intro to ‘Come Back Home’ and it comes
back home on seismic grooves and a lung shredding vocal as Joanna pours her heart
out and let’s rip on her fretboard with verve for two trailblazing solos.”
Planet Mosh, 5/5

“‘I Feel So Good’, first single lifted from the album brings the party vibes back
and biting down hard with slide guitar overload packing a knockout punch.”
Planet Mosh, 5/5

“This is one juggernaut of a blues album.”
Blues Enthused

“Joanna Connor has truly hit the bullseye. She’s created a masterpiece which takes the Blues at grassroots level and redefines it into an emotional, powerful monster of an album that confirms Connor’s place in the halls of the Blues elite. This is destined to be a future classic.”
Metal Planet Music

“’Destination’ was originally performed by The Assassins, sees Connor raising hell
With fiery guitar playing and a powerful, dominant vocal that means business.”
Metal Planet Music

“Fast paced, rollercoaster boogie… Emotional slide guitar playing vies for centre
stage against Connors’ evocative vocal delivery that oozes power and intensity.”
Metal Planet Music

“Absolute masterclass.”
Metal Talk

“Joanna Connor is a force of nature, her raw
passion and finely honed skills blazing bright.”
Metal Talk

“’Come Back Home’ is a slow, bluesy torch song, that packs more soul and drama into
six exquisite minutes than most modern blues records manage in an album’s worth.”
Metal Talk

“Unstoppable energy, absolutely electric – it’s the live feel reminder
of the visceral thrill of being swept away by an artist in full flight.”
Metal Talk

“‘4801 South Indiana Avenue’ is not just Connor’s finest to date, but one that should see her
make that leap into the big league that her immense talent has always been destined to join.”
Metal Talk

“A Masterpiece of Blues Rock.”
Music News, 5 Stars

“Music like this makes you realize just how vital Blues is and how it
sits at the core of so much great music made in the last 60 years.”
Music News, 5 Stars

“Joanna Connor is a classic performer, and this is
right there at the top of the tree. Terrific album.”
Music News, 5 Stars

“At long last, Joanna Connor looks like getting, not just the recognition that
her distinctive slide guitar deserves, but also the actual album sales and wide
distribution that her efficacious connections ought to guarantee.”
Rocking Magpie

“Joanna Connor is at the top of her game.”
Rock and Blues Muse

“4801 South Indiana Avenue is an album that’ll be remembered for decades to come and everyone who lives for true, from-the-guts blues needs to hear it. If you only buy one record this year, this is the one you want.”
Rock and Blues Muse

“Joanna Connor, the band, and of course Joe Bonamassa, stretch the boundaries of what has gone before and produced an album of authentic and timely Blues which sees the third decade of the 21st Century gasp in wonder, in appreciation for keeping the Blues alive.”
Liverpool Sound and Vision, 9/10

“Authentic, effects-free, live-sounding set of Chicago blues backed up with some real Blues Brothers backing vocals, and ripping solos from Joanna, while she also shows off her considerable vocal power and range.”
Life Music Media

“The high-speed slide-guitar boogie of I Feel So Good sees Joanna deliver a long-held power note before the verse kicks in, and her delivery of the lead vocal, pushed to the limit by some overdrive, is perfectly in keeping with the infectious energy of the bass and drums.”
Life Music Media

“Joanna Connor is known for her fiery slide guitar playing and4801 South
Indiana Avenue
promises to bring her to the next level.”
Blues Rock Review

“Produced by Joe Bonamassa in Nashville, Joanna Connor has assembled a
fabulously crafted, deliciously delivered and sumptuously sublime package of
ten Blues bulldozers that are one hundred per cent guaranteed to satisfy.”
Total Ntertainment

“The subtlety and edginess with which she manages to simultaneously guide then raise the listener’s emotional investment to the next level is quite simply mesmerising. Slide, rhythm, lead, it makes no difference. Each incarnation of the guitar is delivered with a dexterity only available to the masters of their craft.”
Total Ntertainment

“Joanna Connor is the real deal.”
Rock at Night

“Joanna Connor is the real deal. She’s been living and breathing the blues all these
years, honing her skills as a singer and guitarist–and indeed, she is the queen.”
Rock at Night

“Just listen and watch the video for “I Feel So Good”. Connor has total command as her hands slide up and down the Gibson guitar’s neck, raw sparks flying from her fingertips. Yes, the blues are alive in Chicago! I can’t wait to hear the rest of this album!”
Rock at Night

“With a voice that’s soaked in experience and soul, matched with some absolutely dazzling fretwork, this is like the biggest hit of caffeine you’ve ever had. Supercharged and honest, Joanna Connor is the Real Deal.”
Metal Planet Music

“Producers Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith have captured lightning in a bottle and managed to bring the raw and ridiculously exciting sound of Connor in full flight here. It’s a heads-down rockabilly slide rush.”
Metal Planet Music

“This is raw rock ‘n’ roll with more sass and attitude in four
minutes than most bands achieve in a dozen lifetime.”
Metal Planet Music

“’I Feel So Good’ is very much in the classic Chicago vein of hard-driving electric Blues and the way it explodes out of the speakers is up there with the best of the Chicago masters.”
Music News, 4/5

“From the crash and clatter of the very Rock and Roll ‘Destination’ (originally by the little-known band ‘The Assassins’) there’s a wonderful joyful Gospel aspect amidst the flurry of keys and chaos. It’s like being thrust immediately into the middle of party that’s been in full swing for hours!”
The Rockpit, 8.5/10

“This is the kind of album where you can’t go wrong no matter where the needle lands.”
The Rockpit, 8.5/10

“I love the variety – from the heavy and fast boogie of ‘I Feel So Good’ and the beautifully worked Albert King’s standard ‘For The Love of a Man’ to the stylish horns and sweet wail of ‘Trouble Trouble’ all the way to the stomp and groove of ‘Cut You Loose’ which is a real treat.”
The Rockpit, 8.5/10

“Blues album of the year? In January? There’s a real good chance.
I’ll be spinning this for the foreseeable future!”
The Rockpit, 8.5/10

“Joanna Connor has done it again. She has brought
to life a truly authentic Chicago blues album.”
Guitar Talk

“Joanna takes the Blues a step further with her powerful slide guitar
raising the hair on the back of your neck and causing you to dance.”
Guitar Talk

“I would recommend you rush out and get this album for your collection.”
Guitar Talk

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