Texas based, Canadian bred guitarist, singer and songwriter Sue Foley releases Sue Foley Live in Austin Vol 1 on Oct. 27 via her Guitar Woman Records, with a vinyl LP release to follow on Dec. 8. Recorded on May 19 at Austin’s legendary Continental Club, this electrifying album captures Sue and her unique Texas blues sound. The album features 11 tracks of grit, sweat and devastating guitar playing that has propelled Sue Foley to the top of the blues world. It’s a retrospective collection of songs from her recording career, with a few surprise covers thrown in.
First arriving in Austin in 1991 at the urging of nightclub impresario Clifford Antone, it’s in that era of Austin where she cut her teeth amongst infamous Texas guitar slingers like Albert Collins and The Vaughan Brothers. It’s all come down to this one hot Friday night in Austin, playing to a packed club. It’s real. And it’s tough as nails. That’s Sue at the top of her game. You can pre-order it here.
This past May, Sue was awarded the Blues Music Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist (Koko Taylor Award) in Memphis TN — an award she also won in 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 Guitarist of the Year at the 2023 Maple Blues Awards. Her last album, Pinky’s Blues, took home Best Traditional Blues Album at the 2022 Blues Music Awards.