Fiona Boyes

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Fiona Boyes
Origin Australia
Genres Blues
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1980s-present
Labels Yellow Dog Records, Blue Empress Records
Associated acts Hubert Sumlin
The Mojos
Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin
Website www.fionaboyes.com
Notable instruments
Guitar

Fiona Boyes is an Australian blues musician. She has been recording for more than 25 years[1] and tours regularly in Australia, the United States, and Europe.

Boyes' debut US release Lucky 13 was nominated by the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee for the 2007 Blues Music Awards, 'Contemporary Blues Album of the Year'.[2] She has since received three further BMA nominations for 'Traditional Female Blues Artist' (2010),[3] 'Acoustic BluesAlbum of the Year' (2009),[4] 'Contemporary Female Blues Artist' (2008),[5] 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, including Hubert Sumlin and Bob Margolin. Boyes was described by Grammy Award winner and Blues Hall of Fame pianist, Pinetop Perkins, as "the best gal guitarist I heard since Memphis Minnie."[this quote needs a citation]

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.

Discography[edit]

  • 1990: The Mojos (The Mojos)
  • 1991: Hardheaded Woman (The Mojos)
  • 1992: Real Australian Blues (compilation album)
  • 1995: Sassy Mama (The Mojos)
  • 1996: Mumbo Gumbo (The Mojos)
  • 1999: Swing O'Clock Blues (The Mojos)
  • 2001: Blues in my Heart (Fiona Boyes)
  • 2001: Live at Bruthen (compilation)
  • 2002: The Muster Collection (compilation)
  • 2003: Gimme Some Sweet Jelly Roll (Fiona Boyes)
  • 2003: Underground Highway (Vol.2) (compilation - Southern Records, US)
  • 2004: Fiona Boyes & The Fortune Tellers Live in Atlanta (double album)
  • 2006: Lucky 13 (Fiona Boyes)
  • 2008: Live From Bluesville (Fiona Boyes, Mookie Brill, Rich DelGrosso)
  • 2009: Blues Woman (Fiona Boyes)
  • 2011: Blues for Hard Times (Fiona Boyes)
  • 2015: Box & Dice (Fiona Boyes)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutchens, Gareth (2014-08-21). "Guitarist Fiona Boyes paints the town blue". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2017-08-06. 
  2. ^ "2007 – 28th Blues Music Awards Winners". The Blues Foundation. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "2010 – 31st Blues Music Awards Winners". The Blues Foundation. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "2009 – 30th Blues Music Awards Winners". The Blues Foundation. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "2008 – 29th Blues Music Awards Winners". The Blues Foundation. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 

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