(New York – USA - 1962)
Blues-rock singer and guitarist. In 1984, Joanna Connor moved to Chicago, where she has lived ever since. She became part of the city’s blues scene, sharing the stage with James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and A.C. Reed, to name a few.
What sets Joanna Connor apart from the other guitar-playing female blues singers is her skill on the instrument.
After her debut album in 1989 (“Believe It!”), she began to regularly perform with her band at Chicago clubs and at clubs and festivals around the USA, Canada and Europe.
Over time, Connor has become a recognised blues/rock composer and guitarist. Her great talent as a composer is influenced by greats like Luther Allison.
In November 2019, Connor will release “Rise”, her new album which she will showcase at “BBK Legends” and which features Mike Zito (Royal Southern Brotherhood) as a special guest.
“Joanna Connor might be the best and most original blues guitarist you’re likely to come across today. Or tomorrow”.