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Foley is considered to be one of the finest
blues/roots artists working today. At 16, she embarked on her
professional career as a bandleader, lead guitar player and vocalist.
For the past 20 years she has made her mark as a notable Canadian songwriter, producer and prolific recording artist. She has recorded with, shared the stage with and opened up for B.B. King, Buddy Guy, George Thorogood, Tom Petty, Joe Cocker, Rufus Thomas, Bill Doggett, Pinetop Perkins, Joe Ely, Chuck Rainey and Lucinda Williams – to name a few.
In 2000, her home country honoured her with her first Juno Award (Canadian equivalent to the Grammy): Best Blues Album for her CD "Love Comin’ Down." Since 1999 she has received a record-setting 18 Maple Blues Awards, and three Trophée de blues in
There are 11 CD’s in the
When not touring or raising her son, Sue is busy pursuing artistic and financial independence. She founded her own company, Guitar Woman Inc., and has plans to launch her own record label.
Her most passionate project to date is her "Guitar Woman" book. Since 2001, Sue has been writing and conducting interviews with the world’s finest female guitar players, including such artists as Bonnie Raitt, Nancy Wilson, Rory Block and Sharon Isbin. The book’s release is scheduled for 2009. A supporting tour and film documentary will follow.
Sue Foley is considered to
be one of the finest blues/roots artists working today. At 16, she
embarked on her professional career as a bandleader, lead guitar player
There are 11 CD’s in the Sue Foley catalogue: five
from legendary Austin-based blues label Antone’s, three on New York
independent Shanachie, and three on Ruf Records, from Germany, and
Justin Time Records, in Canada . In the spring of 2006, Ruf Records
released the live DVD " Sue Foley , Live in Europe ."