Canadian blues guitarist and singer SUE FOLEY earns three Blues Music Award nominations for her Blues Foundation CD Pinky’s Blues

Pinky’s bluesStony Plain Records’ new album from the award-winning blues guitarist/singer Sue Foley, earned three nominations from the Blues Foundation’s recently announced nominees for the 43rd Blues Music Awards. Foley earned nominations for “Album of the Year”, “Traditional Blues Album”, and “Traditional Blues Female Artist”.

“I’m thrilled with these three Blues Music Award nominations,” Texas-based Sue Foley said after hearing the news. I’m proud to have made a real blues album and I’m glad people like it.

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Featuring several Sue Foley originals, plus songs from some of her favorite blues and roots artists, Pinky’s Blues features Sue Foley (guitar, vocals), accompanied by Chris “Whipper” Layton (drums), Jon Penner (bass) and Mike Flanigin (Hammond B3 organ), who also produced the album. The legendary Jimmie Vaughan joins special guest on rhythm guitar on the track “Hurricane Girl.”

Pinky’s Blues is the sequel to Sue Foley’s award-winning album The Ice Queen (2018). Foley’s new album is raw electric guitar playing through the back roads of Texas blues, with Foley’s signature pink paisley-patterned Fender Telecaster, “Pinky,” at the wheel.

Foley won “Best Traditional Woman (Koko Taylor Award)” at the 2020 Blues Music Awards in Memphis, was nominated for a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) and she won “Best Guitarist” at the Toronto Maple Blues Awards . . Over the past few years, Foley and his band have maintained a rigorous touring schedule across the United States, Canada and Europe. Some highlights were appearances at Love Rocks NYC (with Cyndi Lauper, Dave Mathews and Tedeschi Trucks) at the Beacon Theater (NYC), guest appearances with Jimmie Vaughan (opening for Eric Clapton) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, London Jazz Festival Montreal, Ottawa Bluesfest (with Buddy Guy), Moulin Blues (Holland), NPR’s Mountain Stage (with Bela Fleck) and The Jungle Show (with Billy F Gibbons and Jimmie Vaughan) in Austin, Texas.

Sue Foley Tour Itinerary

February 19 Continental Club – Austin, TX

February 20 Blue Jay Listening Room, Jacksonville, FL

February 21 Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea – Miami, FL

March 3 Zebulon – Los Angeles, CA

March 4 Hop Monk Tavern, Novato, CA

March 5 Delta Blues Festival – Antioch, CA

March 6 Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz, CA

March 10 Mary Lim Theater – Kelowna, BC

March 11 Rio – Vancouver, BC

March 12 Hermann’s Upstairs – Victoria, BC

March 13 The Queens – Nanaimo, BC

March 14 – 20 SXSW – Austin, TX

March 25 Bugle Boy – Le Grange, TX SOLO EXHIBITION

April 6 Natalie’s Grandview – Columbus, OH

April 7 Sportsmen’s Tavern, Buffalo, NY

April 8 Abilene, Rochester, NY

April 9 City Winery, Boston, MA

April 11 Iridium, New York City, NY

April 13 Paradise Theatre, Toronto, Ontario

April 14 Empire Theatre, Belleville, Ontario

April 22/23 Arts Commons, Calgary, Alberta

Additional dates to come….

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