Canadian Blues Guitarist/Singer SUE FOLEY Scores Three Blues Music Award Nominations for Her Pinky's Blues CD from The Blues Foundation

Article Contributed by Eric Alper | Published on Saturday, February 19, 2022

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

"I'm over the moon about these three Blues Music Award nominations,” said Texas-based Sue Foley after she heard the news. “What an incredible honor to be acknowledged in Memphis. Speaking for everyone who helped create Pinky's Blues, we're proud to have made a real blues album and are thrilled that folks are loving it.”

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Featuring several Sue Foley originals, as well as songs from some of her favorite blues and roots artists, Pinky’s Blues showcases  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 is a special guest on rhythm guitar on the track, “Hurricane Girl.”

Pinky’s Blues is the follow up to Sue Foley’s award-winning album, The Ice Queen, (2018). Foley’s new album is a raw, electric guitar driven romp through the backroads of Texas blues, with Foley’s signature pink paisley Fender Telecaster, “Pinky,” at the wheel.

Foley won “Best Traditional Female (Koko Taylor Award)” at the 2020 Blues Music Awards in Memphis, was nominated for a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy), and she took home the award for “Best Guitar Player” at the Toronto Maple Blues Awards. For the last few years Foley and her band have kept a rigorous touring schedule across the USA, Canada and Europe. Some highlights were appearances at Love Rocks NYC (with Cyndi Lauper, Dave Mathews and Tedeschi Trucks) at The Beacon Theater (NYC), guesting with Jimmie Vaughan (opening for Eric Clapton) at Royal Albert Hall in London, Montreal Jazz Festival, 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 Theatre - 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 SHOW

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 forthcoming….