Bluesfest Discovery-Joss StoneFriday, 14 February 2014 14:28
How does that ole Blues song go ... "It’s been 7 long years ...." ??
Yes, it has been exactly that: 7 long years since Joss Stone rocked Bluesfest and rock it she did. It’s gonna be a mighty, mighty roar that will greet the barefoot Ms Stone on her return next Easter to help with the Bluesfest Birthday celebrations.
Joss Stone has won a Grammy Award and two BRIT Awards; and her anthemic hit songs like ‘Super Duper Love’, ‘You Had Me’, ‘Dirty Man’, ‘Fell In Love With A Boy’, ‘Don’t Cha Wanna Ride’, ‘Right To Be Wrong’ and ‘Tell Me ‘Bout It’ have elevated Joss Stone to global stardom – and she is still only 26 years old !!
Her six best-selling albums (the first, The Soul Sessions Vol I, released when she was just 16 !!) have notched up over 11 million album sales – and titles like Mind, Body & Soul, Introducing Joss Stone, Colour Me Free!, LP1 and, most recently, The Soul Sessions Vol II, have become ‘staples’ in record collections the world over.
In turn, Joss Stone’s enthusiasm and obsession (almost), with music has led her on to collaborations with industry heavyweights such as James Brown, Gladys Knight, Solomon Burke, Blondie, Smokey Robinson , John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Lauryn Hill, Raphael Saadiq and the rapper Common, among many others.
She’s contributed to albums by Jeff Beck and Ringo Starr and collaborated on two stunning albums; one with Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart, and one with SuperHeavy ( the supergroup put together by Mick Jagger and featuring Damian Marley, A.R. Rahman and Dave Stewart).
Now... Joss Stone has her sights set once again on the world, the whole world. Currently on a world tour that plans to visit every single country (yes, even the ‘dodgy’ ones), how lucky are we at Bluesfest to have her grace our stage once more....
Joss Stone rocks!! ... and an explosive soul experience awaits ... dare you miss her ??