It's been a wild ride for young English guitar sensation Joanne Shaw Taylor, from her discovery at 16 by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, to her recent appearance with Annie Lennox at The Queen's Jubilee concert.
In that time she's twice won best female vocalist at the British Blues Awards, toured the world with BB King and Joe Bonamassa and released three albums, all critically acclaimed, including last year's Almost Always Never.
In a few short years Shaw Taylor has gone from promising young blues talent to a bona fide force on the international music scene. She will be at Kelts Bar, Emu Plains Sports Club, on Saturday, February 23, at 8.30pm, $20 (at the door).
A new Williamson
Don't miss David Williamson's uproariously funny new play, Managing Carmen, a tantalising comedy about football, gender, sex and slingbacks, when it comes to the Q Theatre, direct from its smash hit sell-out season at the Ensemble.
Brent Lyall (Leigh Scully) is a freakish young sporting talent with a beautiful girlfriend and two Brownlow Medals. At just 24, he is already captain of one of the most powerful football clubs in the country. But what is he hiding? It's on Saturday, February 16. Tickets: $29 to $49. Book now to secure the best seats.
Details, bookings: jspac.com.au. or 4723 7600.
Friday, February 1: Jed Zarb, Red Cow Hotel Penrith, 8pm to 11pm.
One-Hit Wonders, O'Donoghue's Hotel, Emu Plains, 7pm to midnight.
Saturday, February 2: Bob Gillespie, Penrith RSL Club, 2pm to 5pm.
Groovology, Penrith RSL Club, 9pm to 1am.
Sunday, February 3: Mark Travers, Tattersalls Hotel, 1pm to 4pm.
The Shuffle Boys, Penrith RSL Club, 2pm to 5pm.