Sue Foley

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Sue Foley
on the Hillside Festival main stage, July 2008
Background information
Born (1968-03-29) March 29, 1968 (age 48)
Origin Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Genres Blues
Occupation(s) Singer, guitarist
Instruments Guitar
Labels Antone's Records
Shanachie Records Ruf Records, Blind Pig Records
Associated acts Lou Ann Barton - Fabulous Thunderbirds

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


Sue Foley is a musician and one of the blues and roots artists working today. Foley spent her early childhood in Canada, and started her professional career at sixteen. By twenty-one, Foley was living in Austin, Texas and recording for Antone’s—the blues label and historic nightclub that helped launch the career of blues-rock legend, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Her first release was Young Girl Blues. Foley has toured steadily with her band, toting her signature pink paisley Fender Telecaster. In 2001, Sue won the Juno Award (Canadian equivalent of the Grammy) for her CD, Love Coming Down. Foley also holds the record for the most Maple Blues Awards (seventeen) and has earned three Trophees de Blues de France. She has also garnered several nominations at the International Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tennessee. [2][3]


Foley albums[edit]

  • 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
  • 2000 - Secret Weapon
  • 2002 - Where the Action Is
  • 2004 - Change
  • 2006 - New Used Car
  • 2007 - Time Bomb (with Deborah Coleman & Roxanne Potvin)
  • 2010 - He Said She Said (with Peter Karp)
  • 2012 - "Beyond The Crossroads" (with Peter Karp)

Contributions to other albums[edit]

"1995", "Bluesiana Hurricane", Shanachie Records / Koch Entertainment Featuring: Sue Foley, R&B Legend, Rufus Thomas, Jazz Legends, Bill Doggett and Lester Bowie, Rock Legends, Chuck Rainey and Will Calhoun.*2002 The Blues: From Yesterday's Masters to Today's Cutting Edge (Shanachie, American Roots Songbook, as licensed to St. Clair Entertainment)


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

"2005"- "Sue Foley-Live in Europe" Ruf Records (Europe/USA)

See also[edit]

  • Austin Texas Blues

List of Canadian musicians


  1. ^ Bill Dahl (1968-03-29). "Sue Foley | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-07-11. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ Article
  4. ^ Being live recordings from the CBC radio program Saturday Night Blues, hosted by Holger Petersen. Foley contributed a live version of "Let Tears Fall Down".

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