First off, let me say, “Happy St. Paddy’s everyone!”
It’s a Sunday and I know it has been forever since I really posted anything new. I have things in mind, but until I am able to better manage, I am taking it slow. The pain, my medications, and the like have made this past year difficult.
I’m hoping to due a little write-up each Sunday, showcasing amazing talent. I like to focus on Canadian talent first, starting as close to home as I can. I may however talk about others as well.
This first showcase I am shining a spotlight on Sue Foley. Foley was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and spent her early childhood in Canada. She learned to play guitar at age 13, became interested in blues music from listening to the Rolling Stones, and played her first gig at age 16. After high school graduation, she relocated to Vancouver where she formed The Sue Foley Band and toured Canada.
By age twenty-one, Foley was living in Austin, Texas and recording for Antone’s, the blues label and historic nightclub. Her first release was Young Girl Blues.
Foley has toured steadily with her band, toting her signature pink paisley Fender Telecaster. In 2001, she won the Juno Award for her CD, Love Coming Down. Foley has also earned seventeen Maple Blues Awards and three Trophees de Blues de France. She has also garnered several nominations at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tennessee.
2018 marked Foley’s return as a solo artist with her latest album, The Ice Queen, which featured guest appearances by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Jimmie Vaughan.
Her newest release, The Ice Queen, is a refreshing burst of energy for Canadian Blues releases. There is a great blend of Modern Electric Blues (“Come to Me” featuring Charlie Sexton) and Classic Blues (“Send Me To The ‘Lectric Chair”).
#DeaconBluesApproved … Buy “The Ice Queen” Now!
#BeADuck … #OneLove