Sue Foley
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Sue Foley


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The best kept secret in music


"Globe & Mail"

Foley is the master of her domain and as her own chief songwriter she charts the course. Nothing seems doctored or manipulated by an unseen hand.
- Toronto Globe and Mail


Compiler Sue Foley turns a spotlight of introduction on herself and 25 ‘contemporary’ or ‘traditional’ blues sisters that she recognizes as free spirited scions of Memphis Minnie. Foley has assembled an impressive group. - Downbeat

"All Music Guide"

What's most surprising is how little known so many of these fine performers are, and the way the heritage gets passed down, guitar to guitar for over 70 years - Thom Jurek

"Big City Blues"

You are entering “monster land”, the ultimate blues guitar experience, and the home of nearly 30 blues monsters that absolutely, positively, take no prisoners--are all of the female persuasion - Big City Blues

"MOJO Magazine UK"

She served a rich blend of sensuous vocals and honey-and-lemon guitar playing, rich, sharp, and twangy with tastes of Texas and Louisiana - MOJO Magazine UK

"Billboard Magazine"

(Foley) has quite a knack for penning lyrics that are as catchy as they are coherent and her guitar tends to serve the song which is always refreshing. - Billboard Magazine


New Used Car (2006)
Blues Guitar Women (2005)
Change (2004)
Where the Action Is (2002)
Back to the Blues (2000)
Love Comin' Down (2000)
Ten Days in November (1998)
Walk in the Sun (1996)
Big City Blues (1995)
Without a Warning (1993)
Young Girl Blues (1991)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Sue Foley is considered one of the finest blues/roots artists working today. She is internationally known as one of the best and most original artists working in her field. She is an accomplished guitarist, songwriter and vocalist. Although only in her thirties, she has been writing and playing for over twenty years. Sue is about to release her tenth studio CD called “New Used Car” due out in April 2006, which promises to take her even further down the road of an already very successful career.

She has nine other CD’s out; five from legendary Austin based blues label Antone’s, three on New York independent Shanachie and the most recent live acoustic CD ‘Change’ on Ruf Records from Germany and Justin Time in Canada. Also coming in spring 2006 is the live DVD “Sue Foley, Live in Germany” also on Ruf Records.
Sue has spent over eighteen years on the road as bandleader, lead guitar player and manager of her own band. In addition to her own shows she has shared the stage and opened up for star performers BB King, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, George Thorogood, Tom Petty, Joe Cocker and many more.

In 2000 she was honored in her home country with her first Juno Award (Canadian equivalent to the Grammy) for Best Blues Album for her CD “Love Comin’ Down”. Since 1999 she has received a record setting seventeen Maple Blues Awards and three Trophee De Blues in France. Sue was also nominated for a prestigious W.C. Handy Award for best contemporary female artist in 2002.

When Sue is not touring or raising her son she is busy pursuing artistic and financial independence. She started her own company, Guitar Woman Inc. and has plans to start her own record label. But Sue’s largest project, her esteemed “Guitar Woman” book is what takes most of her time and energy (see Since 2001 Sue has been writing and conducting interviews with the world’s finest female guitar players. The book’s release, scheduled for 2007 promises to be the biggest moment of Sue’s career. Along with the book plans are in the works for “Guitar Woman” tours and a documentary.
With her tenth CD, a live DVD and a book in the works, Sue is just beginning new chapter in her career, and it promises to be the best one yet.