Sue Foley is an Austin, Texas blues guitarist, singer and writer, originating from Ottawa, Canada, where she was born 29 March, 1968.
Foley is a multi-award winning musician and of the one of the finest blues and roots artists working today. Foley spent her childhood and early youth in Canada, mesmerized by her father’s guitar. She started her professional career at sixteen, after having seen James Cotton LIVE in concert at 15, but she didn't form her own group until she moved to Vancouver in the mid-'80s. Foley sent a demo tape to Antone's Records in Austin, Texas, 1990. Impressed, the label arranged an audition for the guitarist, and by twenty-one, she was living in Austin, recording for Antone's Records. She also signed a recording contract with Antone's.
In 1992, her debut album, Young Girl Blues, was released. It was acclaimed by a number of blues publications, and it quickly rooted her unique talents as a proficient blues guitarist, inspired songwriter and captivating vocalist. Foley has toured steadily with her band, toting her signature pink paisley Fender Telecaster, working and sharing the stage with greats such as BB King, Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams and Tom Petty. In 2001, she won the prestigious 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.