March 29, 1968 |
||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
||Warner Music Canada, Koch, New West Records, Antone's Records, Shanachie Records, Ruf Records, Blind Pig Records
||Lou Ann Barton - Fabulous Thunderbirds - ZZ Top - Jimmie Vaughan
Sue Foley (born March 29, 1968) is a Canadian blues singer and guitarist.
Foley was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and spent her early childhood in Canada. She learned to play guitar at age 13, became interested in blues music from listening to the Rolling Stones, and played her first gig at age 16. After high school graduation, she relocated to Vancouver where she formed The Sue Foley Band and toured Canada.
By age twenty-one, Foley was living in Austin, Texas and recording for Antone's, the blues label and historic nightclub. 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 for her CD, Love Coming Down. Foley has also earned seventeen Maple Blues Awards and three Trophees de Blues de France. She has also garnered several nominations at the International Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tennessee.
2018 will mark Foley's return as a solo artist with her long anticipated CD, "The Ice Queen", which features guest appearances by Billy Gibbons of ZZTop and Texas blues legend, Jimmie Vaughan.
- 1992: Young Girl Blues (Antone's)
- 1993: Without a Warning (Antone's)
- 1995: Big City Blues (Antone's)
- 1996: Walk in the Sun (Antone's)
- 1998: Ten Days in November (Shanachie)
- 2000: Love Comin' Down (Shanachie)
- 2000: Back to the Blues [also released as Secret Weapon] (Antone's)
- 2002: Where the Action Is... (Shanachie)
- 2004: Change (Ruf)
- 2006: New Used Car (Ruf)
- 2007: Time Bomb (with Deborah Coleman, Roxanne Potvin) (Ruf)
- 2009: Queen Bee: The Antone's Collection (Floating World) compilation
- 2010: He Said She Said (with Peter Karp) (Blind Pig)
- 2012: Beyond the Crossroads (with Peter Karp) (Blind Pig)
- 2018: The Ice Queen (Dixiefrog 8803)
As primary artist on other albums
- 1991: Various Artists - KLBJ FM's Local Licks Live 1990 (KLBJ) - track 15, "Walking Home"
- 1994: Various Artists - Brace Yourself! A Tribute To Otis Blackwell (Shanachie) - track 11, "Great Balls Of Fire" with Joe Ely
- 1995: Various Artists - Bluesiana Hurricane (Shanachie) featuring R&B Legends: Rufus Thomas, Bill Doggett, Jazz Legends: Lester Bowie, Bobby Watson, Rock Legends: Chuck Rainey, Will Calhoun
- 2000: Various Artists: Public Domain (Purchase) - track 3, "Going Away Blues"
- 2000: Various Artists - Dealin' With the Devil: Songs of Robert Johnson (Cannonball) - track 7, "From Four Until Late"
- 2002: The Blues: From Yesterday's Masters To Today's Cutting Edge (American Roots Songbook Series), (Shanachie, as licensed to St. Clair Entertainment)
- 2002: Various Artists - Preachin' the Blues: The Music of Mississippi Fred McDowell (Telarc) - track 8, "Frisco Line"
- 2003: Various Artists - Blues On Blonde On Blonde (Telarc) - track 2, "Most Likely You'll Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine"
- 2006: Saturday Night Blues: 20 Years, (CBC/Universal Music Group)
As guest musician on other albums
- 2005: Sue Foley - Live in Europe (Ruf) DVD
- 2010: Sue Foley - Guitar Woman (Alfred's Artist Series/Instructional) DVD