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Kootenay Blues Society presents the return of Sue Foley

By Contributor
August 13th, 2019

A multi-award winning musician and one of the finest blues and roots artists working today, Sue Foley, is coming back to the Kootenay’s for two shows. 

Foley spent her early childhood in Canada and started her professional career at sixteen. By twenty-one, she was living in Austin, Texas and recording for Antone’s — the esteemed blues label and historic nightclub that helped launch the career of Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Her first release, Young Girl Blues, quickly rooted her unique talents as a proficient blues guitarist, inspired songwriter and captivating vocalist. Foley has toured steadily with her band, toting her signature pink paisley Fender Telecaster — working and sharing the stage with greats such as BB King, Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams and Tom Petty.

In 2001, she won the prestigious Juno Award for her CD, Love Coming Down. Foley also holds the record for the most Maple Blues Awards (eighteen), including2019 Guitarist Of The Year. She has also earned three Trophees de Blues de France. Her latest album The Ice Queen, features the cream of the Texas blues scene, including Jimmie Vaughan, Billy Gibbons, Charlie Sexton and Chris Layton, among others.

Sue Foley is a veritable triple-threat as a guitarist, songwriter and vocalist, as all who attended her sold out show at Finley’s last year will attest. She will be at the BBI in Balfour on Monday, Aug 19 at 6 p.m. (tickets available at the venue) and Finley’s in Nelson on Tuesday, August 20 at 7 p.m. (tickets available at the venue and KBS board members).

Holly Hyatt and Judy Brown will open the Finley’s show.

Tickets are $20 for each show.

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