385 – Sue Foley – New album, Pinky’s Blues

Sue Foley has been putting out music for the last 30 years, issuing a remarkable 16 albums in that time.  She hails from Canada, but spent her formative years in Austin, soaking up the scene and playing with a host of legendary artists.  She’s won a Juno Award, many Maple Blues Awards, and most recently, A Blues Music Award in 2020, garnering the Koko Taylor award in the Traditional Blues Female category. 

When the pandemic hit, she grabbed her musicians and hunkered down in a Texas recording studio.  The result is Pinky’s Blues, named after her pink paisley Fender Telecaster, it’s some of the rawest, most immediate music she’s ever laid down.  She’s also hitting the road to play the album for the people.

Foley talks about working again with her friend, Jimmie Vaughan, on the song, “Hurricane Girl,” doing some interesting music videos for the song, and how she’s put together some basic guitar instructional videos that are available on YouTube.