Fiona Boyes

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Fiona Boyes is an Australian blues musician. She has been recording for more than 25 years and tours regularly in Australia, the United States, and Europe.

Boyes' debut US release Lucky 13 was nominated by the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN for the 2007 Blues Music Awards, 'Contemporary Blues Album of the Year'. She has since received three further BMA nominations for 'Traditional Female Blues Artist' (2010), 'Acoustic Blues Album of the Year' (2009), 'Contemporary Female Blues Artist' (2008), and her 2008 release Live From Bluesville won the US Blues Critics Award for Best Live Blues Album. Boyes has also received 15 national recording and performance awards in Australia.

Boyes has toured and recorded with many Blues greats, including Hubert Sumlin (Howlin' Wolf guitarist), and Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters guitarist). Boyes was described by Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Fame pianist, Pinetop Perkins (Muddy Waters Band), as "the best gal guitarist I heard since Memphis Minnie."

She plays both acoustic and electric, covering pre-war Delta slide, laments, single chord Mississippi Hills grooves, Piedmont finger picking, New Orleans barrelhouse, Memphis soul, classic Chicago, Texas swing, and the uptown sound of the West Coast.

Fiona Boyes

 
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