Sue Foley

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Sue Foley

on the Hillside Festival main stage, July 2008
Background information
Born(1968-03-29) March 29, 1968 (ageĀ 44)
OriginOttawa, Ontario, Canada
GenresBlues
OccupationsSinger, guitarist
InstrumentsGuitar
LabelsAntone's Records
Shanachie Records
Associated actsBack Alley John
Drew Nelson
 
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Sue Foley

on the Hillside Festival main stage, July 2008
Background information
Born(1968-03-29) March 29, 1968 (ageĀ 44)
OriginOttawa, Ontario, Canada
GenresBlues
OccupationsSinger, guitarist
InstrumentsGuitar
LabelsAntone's Records
Shanachie Records
Associated actsBack Alley John
Drew Nelson

Sue Foley (born March 29, 1968, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)[1] is a Canadian blues singer and guitarist.

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Career

Foley has been writing and playing professionally since 1984. She has recorded ten albums, for both Antone's Records and Shanachie Records. She has spent over fourteen years on the road as a bandleader, lead vocalist, guitarist and manager of her own band. In addition to her own touring, she has also shared the stage with blues musicians, such as Back Alley John, B. B. King, Buddy Guy and John Lee Hooker. Her initial career began in Ottawa, Canada, at the age of sixteen where, in addition to solo work, she sang with the Back Alley John Revue.[2]

Foley sent a demo tape of herself to Clifford Antone's label (Antone's Records) in 1990. Impressed, the record label arranged an audition for the guitarist. She moved to Austin, Texas and soon signed a recording contract with Antone's.[1]

Foley appeared on the bill at the 1992 San Francisco Blues Festival.[1]

In 2000 Foley won a Juno Award for Best Blues Album for Love Comin' Down.

Her 2007 album, Time Bomb (2007), features two other female blues players, Deborah Coleman and Roxanne Potvin. The opening title track, "Time Bomb", an instrumental where all three women take turns laying down leads, on the next nine songs the women trade off taking lead vocals and guitar duties of every third song until they come together again on the final track "In The Basement".[3]

Discography

Foley albums

Contributions to other albums

Filmography

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Allmusic biography - accessed January 2008
  2. ^ Biography of Drew Nelson www.drewnelson.ca
  3. ^ Review: Sue Foley, Deborah Coleman, and Roxanne Potvin Time Bomb
  4. ^ "Every Road I Take"
  5. ^ Being live recordings from the CBC radio program Saturday Night Blues, hosted by Holger Petersen. Foley contributes a live version of "Let Tears Fall Down".

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