Joanna ConnorsDoors open @ 6:30, & Show starts @ 8
Blues from Chicago
Joanna cut her teeth at the famous club owned by Buddy Guy on the southside of Chicago-the Checkerboard Lounge with house band the 43rd st blues band.They backed up lumunaries Jr Wells,Buddy Guy, Lefty Dizz, James Cotton,and many others. Joanna was given her own night at the legendary Kingston Mines at the age of 26, was signed to Blind Pig records soon thereafter, toured 49 states and 25 countries. She was the first artist not on a major label to be signed to an endorsement deal by Gibson Guitars and Victoria Amps. She has been featured in every major city newspaper and guitar magazine. Her band was featured in a documentary for German television, and featured on NPR and House of Blues Radio Hour. She has held a house gig at the Chicago house of Blues for 10 years running and at the Kingston Mines since 2004, where she is a favorite of audiences of all ages and nationalities.She composed the soudtrack for Australian documentary"Being Dad'. She has shared stages with the likes of Jimmy Page,Los lobos, Robert Cray, BB King,the Doobie Bros, Kenny Wayne Sheppard,KennyG, Son Seals,the Neville Bros and a plethora of others.