Joanna Connor

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Joanna Connor
Born (1962-08-31) August 31, 1962 (age 57)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
GenresBlues, blues rock[1]
Occupation(s)Singer, guitarist, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1980s–present

Joanna Connor (born August 31, 1962)[1] is an American Chicago-based blues singer, songwriter, and virtuosa guitarist.[2]


Connor was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts.[1] After moving to Chicago, Illinois in 1984, she was drawn to the Chicago blues scene, eventually sharing the stage with James Cotton, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and A.C. Reed. By 1987, she had started her own band, and recorded her first album for Blind Pig Records in 1989.[1][3]

In 2002, Connor left Blind Pig and signed a recording contract with the small independent record label, M.C. Records.[1][4]





  1. ^ a b c d e Skelly, Richard. "Joanna Connor: Artist Biography". Retrieved 2014-09-02.]
  2. ^ Fanelli, Damian (May 19, 2017). "Watch Joanna Connor Shred on Slide Guitar". Guitar World. Retrieved 2018-11-24.]
  3. ^ "Joanna Connor: Bio". Joanna Connor. 2016. Archived from the original on 2018-11-25. Retrieved 2018-11-24.]
  4. ^ "Shop: Joanna Connor". M.C. Records. Retrieved 2018-11-24.]
  5. ^ "Joanna Connor". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-11-24.]
  6. ^ "Joanna Connor Discography". Retrieved 2014-09-02.

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