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BLUES ROCK | Joanne Shaw Taylor

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British blues rocker Joanne Shaw Taylor straps a guitar on between her and the rest of the world. And she certainly knows her way around the neck. But it ain't blues as some might say. It's more guitar-centric rock complete with fiery finger work. It's her voice, where the hint of blues climbs aboard. But the studio stunts kind of sand the edges down. When they don't and Shaw Taylor is allowed to shine, that's just what the lady does.

Joanne Shaw Taylor plays Thursday, August 24, at Anthology, 336 Alexander Street. 8 p.m., $20-$23, Anthologylive.com; joanneshawtaylor.com