Schedule

Friday, September 13 at 10 pm (The Liberty)
Saturday, September 14 at 6 pm (Blues Stage)


When Joanna Conner’s set is over, you’ll be in need of a new face. The woman whose ferocious slide guitar work made her a viral video star is back on the road after a hiatus of nearly a dozen years — she’s a mom, too — with a new album and renewed vigor for doing what she does best. That is, delivering scorching electric Chicago blues with her distinctively female point of view “I am not second rate or an afterthought for anybody,” she says on “Golden” from Six String Stories. She’s got that right.