Sue Foley (born March 29, 1968) is a Canadian blues singer and guitarist.
Foley was born in Ottawa, Ontario, 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. Foley has also earned seventeen Maple Blues Awards and three Trophees de Blues de France. She has also garnered several nominations at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tennessee.
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. (by wikipedia)
Sue Foley’s debut album, Young Girl Blues, is an impressive effort. Not only is Foley a wild, adventurous guitarist, she can write songs that don’t merely rehash standard blue clichés. Her songs have an intense passion that is heightened by her array of gutsy guitar textures, which are rooted in blues tradition but never tied down to it. (Thom Owens)
Sue Foley has great feel on guitar her style is strictly Blues no more no less nothing super fancy but what she does she does it well. She gets surprisingly warm tones from her maple neck 1968 paisley Fender Telecaster guitar and has good finger picking skills to boot. This is a good solid Blues album with no smoke nor mirrors just great wholesome playing with passion. Go get them Susie! (John Negro)
Sue Foley (guitar, vocals)
Robert Grant (drums)
Jon Penner (bass)
Sarah Brown (bass on 04.)
Denny Freeman (piano on 08.)
Derek O’Brien (guitar on 04. + 10.)
George Rains (drums on 04. + 06. percussion on 03.)
Kim Wilson (harmonica on 04. + 11.)
Reese Wynans (piano on 03.)
01. Queen Bee (Moore) 4.11
02 Chauffeur Blues (Lawler) 2.52
03. Cuban Gateway (Turner) 3.03
04. Mean Old Lonesome Train (Hicks/West) 3.22
05. Gone Blind (Foley) 3.47
06. Walkin Home (Foley/’Grant) 3.15
07. But I Forgive You (Whitaker) 2.45
08. Off The Hook (Hooker) 4.30
09. Little Mixed Up (unknown) 2.28
10. Hooked On Love (Hooker) 2.51
11. Time To Travel (Foley) 5.22