Sue Foley knows what she likes. And she sticks with it.
Undeniably the queen of Canadian blues, the singer-guitarist has been on the road for more than 30 years. She’s released a dozen albums of her own, and made several more in collaboration with other artists. She’s won a Juno, umpteen Maple Blues Awards and been nominated for a host of other prizes. She’s shared the stage with everyone from Jimmy Vaughan and Billy Gibbons to Eric Clapton. And throughout it all, she’s been using the same guitar, the same amp, and playing the same style of music she fell in love with as a teenager. First and foremost, of course, is that guitar: Her paisley Fender Telecaster known as Pinky. It inspired the title of her latest album Pinky’s Blues, which focuses on some of her favourite Texas blues tracks — including obscurities by unsung heroes like Lavelle White, Frankie Lee Sims and Lillie Mae Donley. From her home in Austin, Foley spoke to me about her relationship with her guitar, her record collection, the sound of Texas blues and more. Read about the album HERE, and check out her website, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Spotify.