Sue Foley

"Young Girl Blues" to "Big City Blues," the titles to two of Sue Foley’s albums, sums up her musical journey. Canadian born, Texas transplant, Sue Foley brings a refreshing breeze to the blues community with her absolutely remarkable guitar playing, superior song writing and passionate vocals. In a field dominated by males, Sue Foley has the superb guitar skills that allows her to stand shoulder to shoulder with the best guitar players on stage today.

Her live shows are electrifying! At the tender age of 13 she asked for a guitar, at 15 she was sneaking into local clubs, and by 17 she was joining in blues jams around her native Ottawa. Foley formed her own band and on one trip into the states she wound up in Memphis in the late 1980’s where she was discovered by Clifford Antone while sitting in with Duke Robillard at the W.C. Handy Awards. Within a month she had moved to Austin, Texas and began a recording stint that saw the release of her 4th album in 1996 called "Walk In The Sun." On this new album Sue Foley has come fully into her own style. With her signature pink paisley Telecaster and golden-red hair Sue Foley brightens up any stage she is on. Sue is a genuine celebrity in Austin and in constant demand, a guaranteed draw for the fortunate club that can catch her off the road. With her reputation firmly in place, and her new album a shining example of what a woman can do for the blues, Sue Foley is set to take the next step.

Sue had a baby boy in early 1997, is between record labels and is just getting back on the road doing a few shows while she and her family get settled again.

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