Mulligan Stew March 31 2018- Sue Foley interview

Sue Foley is the only female member of the famed “Jungle Show,” featuring Billy Gibbons, Jimmie Vaughan, Mike Flanigin and Chris Layton, which became one of the hottest tickets in Austin in 2016. Soon after playing two sold-out shows at Austin City Limits Live 3TEN Club in December, Foley entered the studio with her Texan pals and began laying down tracks for the new album. Recorded throughout 2017, The Ice Queen represents Foley’s full circle journey – her return to the roots of her career in Austin with producer Mike Flanigin. The album was recorded with her long-time friends and collaborators Vaughan, Gibbons, Layton, Sexton, and others, as well as members of the Tedeschi Trucks and Gary Clark Jr. bands.

“When I was a teenager I idolized Jimmie Vaughan and Billy F Gibbons,” Foley says. “They’re both legends now so this feels like a historical event (at least it does for me). And I grew up sitting at the feet of players like George ‘Big Beat’ Rains, Derek O’Brien and The Texas Horns. I spent many nights watching Charlie Sexton and the Arc Angels with Chris Layton. I learned and grew more musically in my years in Austin than at any point in my life. The fact that all these mega-talented musicians have graced my album is beyond anything I hoped for. I am still pinching myself.”

A flood of inspiration and themes can be found on each of the tracks –Opening with the radio-friendly, funky, swamp-meets Bo Diddley beat of “Come to Me,” The Ice Queen also features the upbeat and rollicking tracks “Run,” “The Lucky Ones” (a duet with Jimmie Vaughan) and “Gaslight.” There are several bluesy and soulful tracks, including “81,” “The Ice Queen,” (with its menacing John Lee Hooker vibe in tone and substance), “Fool’s Gold” (featuring Billy F Gibbons on vocals and harmonica), “If I Have Forsaken You” (with the horns sounding echoes of the great Bobby “Blue” Bland), and a cheeky, guitar-heavy cover of Bessie Smith’s “Send Me To The ‘Lectric Chair.” Sue  also the jazzy “Death of a Dream,” the flamenco-blues hybrid “The Dance” (which showcases her acoustic guitar work) and a beautiful cover of the Carter Family’s “Cannonball Blues.”

 
She has been working professionally since the age of 16, spent 3 years living in and learning from Vancouver’s vibrant blues scene and by the age of 21,  Sue Foley had become a huge fan of Stevie Ray Vaughn and relocated to Austin, Texas, and began recording for Antone’s, the esteemed blues label and historic nightclub that helped launch the career of Stevie Ray  and many others.  In 2001, she won the prestigious Juno Award and also holds the record for the most Maple Blues Awards in Canada and has earned three Trophies de Blues de France. She has also garnered several nominations at the Blues Music Awards from The Blues Foundation.

Foley’s catalog includes 11 recordings under her own name, an instructional DVD and book, as well as various compilations and projects. As an offshoot to her professional recording and touring career, Foley started a project called Guitar Woman based around dozens of interviews she conducted with the world’s leading female guitarists. From 2001-2008, she wrote articles, organized and promoted concerts, and worked on a book—fueling her passion for gender studies in music and her desire to bring the work of great women guitar players to light.

Tour dates

  • April 5th – Krossing Red Deer
  • April 6th – Studio Bell  Calgary
  • April 7th – Bourbon  St Albert
  • April 8th – Stettler

PLAYLIST:

The Easter Stew TD Mulligan Special Guest – Sue Foley
long white Cadillac Dave Alvin and the guilty ones eleven eleven
taking another man’s place aretha franklin the delta meets Detroit
I hear you knockin Dave Edmunds best of
mystery train (live) The Band and Paul Butterfield The last waltz
www.coyotesbanff.com Coming UP – Stones, Steve Earle, Zepplin,Honeydrippers Mulligan Stew
Promised Land Elvis Promised Land
Little Queenie (live) Jerry Lee Lewis Roots of R&R
The Easter Stew with TDM www.mulliganstew.ca Coming – Sue Foley The Ice Queen
Mona The Rolling Stones On Air
My back pages Steve Earle Side Tracks
People get ready Lee Attwater, Sam Moore etc Red, Hot and Blue
The Easter Stew www.mulliganstew.ca
Hots on for Nowhere Led Zeppelin Coda (deluxe)
Rockin at Midnight The Honeydrippers HoneyDrippers Vol 1
Mulligan Stew – with tdm Podcast MulliganStew iTunes, Google Play. Spotify The Ice Queen is coming
Intro Nathaniel Ratetliff and the night sweats Tearing at the Seams
Every Day Dave Mathews band Every Day
Come to me Sue Foley The Ice Queen
Franklin Jann Arden These are the days
Watermellon Man Herbie Hancock Steppin Out
The Easter Stew www.mulliganstew.ca Sue Foley NEXT
Don’t let pride takew you for a ride The James Hunter Six whatever it takes
The Easter Stew with tdmulligan NEXT – The Ice Queen. Sue Foley
Sue Foley Interview
Run Sue Foley The Ice Queen
Sue Foley Interview
The Ice Queen Sue Foley The Ice Queen
Sue Foley Interview
The Lucky Ones Sue Foley and Jimmy Vaughn the Ice Queen
Sue Foley Interview
Send me to the ‘Lectric Chair Sue Foley The Ice Queen
Have a great Easter Weekend Let’s play some baseball

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