Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Sue Foley hails from a music-loving, working-class family. For her thirteenth birthday, she received her first guitar. At sixteen she was gigging around Ottawa clubs, at eighteen she left home for Vancouver, British Columbia where she declared : “I’m gonna play as good as any man, and I ain’t gonna be no rhythm player.”
By twenty-one, Foley was living in Austin, TX and recording for Antone’s – the esteemed blues label and historic nightclub that helped launch the career of Stevie Ray Vaughan -. Her first release, Young Girl Blues, quickly rooted her unique talents as a proficient blues guitarist, inspired songwriter and captivating vocalist. Foley has toured steadily with her band, since, armed with her pink paisley Fender Telecaster signature instrument.
Three decades later she totalizes 15 albums oh her own and look part in 10 more as guest artist.