Sue Foley

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born on 29/3/1968 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Sue Foley

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Sue Foley

Sue Foley (born March 29, 1968, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)[1] is a Canadian blues singer and guitarist.


Born to a working-class family Foley grew up listing to her father play and sing Irish folk songs. After seeing James Cotton perform when she was 15, she made the lifelong decision to play blues guitar. At 16 she started playing professionally around Ottawa with local blues bands. By 21 she was living in Austin, Texas, and recording for legendary blues label Antones Records. Her first CD Young Girl Blues quickly established her unique talents as a blues guitarist and songwriter. Throughout the 90s she took to the road with her paisley Telecaster and honed her craft working/sharing the stage with such artists as BB King, Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams and Tom Petty. In 1997 she moved back to Canada to raise her son. In 2000, her home country honored her with her first Juno Award (Canada's premier music awards): Best Blues Album for her CD Love Comin Down. Since 1999 she has received a record-setting 17 Maple Blues Awards, and 3 Trophées de blues in France . Sue also received a nomination for the prestigious W.C. Handy Award for best contemporary female artist in 2002.


Foley albums

  • 1992 - Young Girl Blues
  • 1993 - Without a Warning
  • 1995 - Big City Blues
  • 1996 - Walk in the Sun
  • 1998 - Ten Days in November
  • 2000 - Back to the Blues
  • 2000 - Love Comin' Down
  • 2002 - Where the Action Is
  • 2004 - Change
  • 2006 - New Used Car
  • 2007 - Time Bomb
  • 2010 - He Said She Said (with Peter Karp)
  • 2012 - "Beyond The Crossroads" (with Peter Karp)

Contributions to other albums

  • 2002 The Blues: From Yesterday's Masters to Today's Cutting Edge (Shanachie, American Roots Songbook, as licensed to St. Clair Entertainment)[2]
  • 2006 Saturday Night Blues: 20 Years (CBC/Universal Music Group)[3]


  • 2010 - Sue Foley - Guitar Woman (Alfred's Artist Series Instructional DVD)

See also

  • List of Canadian musicians
  • List of blues musicians
  • Music of Canada
  • Music of Austin
  • Canadian blues
  • List of contemporary blues musicians
  • List of electric blues musicians
  • Ruf Records


  1. [Sue Foley at All Music Guide Allmusic biography - accessed January 2008]
  2. "Every Road I Take"
  3. Being live recordings from the CBC radio program Saturday Night Blues, hosted by Holger Petersen. Foley contributes a live version of "Let Tears Fall Down".

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