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Sue Foley



August 16, 2024

About the Artist


Sue Foley is a virtual triple threat as a lead guitarist, singer and songwriter. Foley spent her early
childhood in Canada, mesmerized by her father’s guitar and started her professional career at
sixteen. By twenty-one, she was living in Austin, TX and recording for Antone’s—the esteemed blues label and historic nightclub that helped launch the career of Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Foley is a three time consecutive winner of the Blues Music Award for Traditional Blues Female
Artist (Koko Taylor Award) in Memphis TN – 2023, 2022 and 2020. She was also recently honored
with Guitarist of the Year and Blues Act of the Year at the at the 2023 Austin Music Awards, and
the Lifetime Achievement/Blues with a Feeling Award at the 2024 Maple Blues Awards. Her album, Pinky’s Blues took home Best Traditional Blues Album at the 2022 Blues Music Awards. Sue Foley Live in Austin Vol. 1 (Oct. 2023) has continued to top the charts and Foley’s first solo acoustic album, One Guitar Woman - a tribute to the pioneering women of guitar, will be released March 29, 2024.
Foley has toured steadily with her band, working and sharing the stage with greats such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan and Billy F Gibbons. She’s is the only female member of
the famed Jungle Show which features Gibbons, Vaughan, B3 virtuoso Mike Flanigin and Chris ‘Whipper’ Layton. Her live shows are high energy, guitar driven and steeped in the Texas blues soundshe was schooled in.
“Foley has a killer voice, an impossibly alluring blend of sex and innocence to go with
those blazing guitar chops.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)
“Hot licks and tasty riffs, all inspired by classic Texas blues.” (Vintage Guitar Magazine)

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