Joanne Shaw Taylor United Kingdom
For the last couple of years, Joanne Shaw Taylor has been busy redefining the cliche, plays like a girl. How did you spend your summer vacation when you were 17? She spent hers touring Europe with the supergroup D.U.P. with fellow band members Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Candy Dulpher (Prince), Mudbone Cooper (Parliment-Funkadelic) and Jimmy Cliff. If you can imagine the love child of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Dusty Springfield then you are beginning to get a feel for Joanne's mixture of fiery guitar playing, sultry vocals and 100% pure soul.