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Sue Foley & Pinky’s Blues

Brian Tremblay 10 September 2021 171


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Sue Foley is a Canadian blues guitarist and singer. Foley was born in Ottawa, ON, 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.

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.

In May 2020, Foley won her first Blues Music Award , in the ‘Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)’ category. She has released 15 albums since her debut with Young Girl Blues (1992).

Pinky’s Blues is Sue Foley’s new album and it is available on her website.

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Sue Foley

“Blues is my life. It’s a true feeling that comes from the heart, not something that just comes out of my mouth. Blues is what I love, and blues is what I always do.”

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