''My fans, and especially my blues fans, have been asking me for a live album for some time now,'' says 27-year-old Joanne who was born in the Black Country and brought up in Solihull. ''I'm glad that we waited and didn't do it two years ago because hopefully I've improved! We've done three studio albums now so I think the live recording ties all the albums together.
''We wanted to do it in London and the reason for picking The Borderline was because I wanted something small and intimate. I grew up being inspired by those small Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert Collins club gigs and I wanted to have that 'everyone packed in like sardines' vibe.''
''There's a very different energy live,'' Joanne admits. ''There's definitely more guitar in my live show than on any of the albums. I tend to lose all sense of control once I get on stage and everything is 20 beats faster than it's meant to be. And there were no overdubs so what you hear is what you get.''
"We recorded it in this little backwater town in Tennessee," she recalls, "and if we needed a break, we'd walk to the shop and buy root beer."
"I've loved every album I've made for many different reasons," she reflects. "But I'm so proud of these songs. It's the perfect and truest example of who I am as an artist to date."