Sat, NOV 13 – Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio, TX Fri, DEC 3 – Knuckleheads Saloon – Kansas City, MO Sat, DEC 4 – Zoo Bar – Lincoln, NE Tue, DEC 7 – Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI Wed, DEC 8 – Turf Club – St Paul, MN Fri, DEC 10 – The Washington – Burlington, Fri, DEC 17 – Mercer Street Dancehall – Dripping Springs, TX Tue, DEC 28 – The Jungle Show – Austin, TX Wed, DEC 29 – The Jungle Show – Austin, TX Fri, FEB 11, 2022 – Charles Bender Performing Arts Center – Humble, TX Sun, FEB 20, 2022 – Blue Jay Listening Room – Jacksonville Beach, FL Thu, MAR 3, 2022 – Zebulon – Los Angeles, CA Fri, MAR 4, 2022 – Hopmonk Tavern – Novato, CA Sat, MAR 5, 2022 – Delta Blues Festival – Antioch, CA Sun, MAR 6, 2022 – Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA Wed, APR 6, 2022 – Natalie’s Grandview Music Hall – Columbus, OH Thu, APR 7, 2022 – Sportsmen’s Tavern – Buffalo, NY Fri, APR 8, 2022 – Abilene – Rochester, NY Sat, APR 9, 2022 – City Winery Boston – Boston, MA Mon, APR 11, 2022 – Iridium Jazz Club – New York, NY Wed, APR 13, 2022 – Paradise – Toronto, Canada Thu, APR 14, 2022 – Empire Theatre – Belleville, Canada Fri, APR 22, 2022 – Arts Commons – Calgary, Canada Sat, APR 23, 2022 – Arts Commons – Calgary, Canada
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 considers her guitar, Pinky, a living extension of who she is and it helps guide her through the rambunctiously-deep renditions of everything she performs.
We just wanted to make a “blues guitar” album and feature Pinky. I bought Pinky brand new, off the shelf in 1988, and she’s been with me through every album and every tour for over thirty years. She still plays and sounds amazing. In fact, I think she sounds better than ever. We just have this bond. She’s magical!” — Sue Foley
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. Leaving Canada as a young player, Foley knew she had to go where the music thrived. All her years in Austin, and including those when she left to learn new approaches to life, have all come together on Pinky’s Blues.
“It got in my soul when I was a teenager. I saw my first blues show at 15 and I swear I’ve never been the same. I was lucky because I was able to play with so many legends before they passed away. That direct transmission is what it’s all about. I have the kind of experience and education that you can’t get anymore. In a way it’s a big responsibility to carry the message of these giants. But even more important, it’s about finding your own voice within this framework. In blues, that takes time. The beauty of blues, and something I’ve always loved about it, is that you get better as you get older.”