Award-Winning Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Sue Foley Set to Release Sue Foley Live in Austin Vol 1 

Texas-based, Canadian bred guitarist, singer and songwriter Sue Foley releases Sue Foley Live in Austin Vol 1 CD on October 27 via her Guitar Woman Records, with vinyl LP release to follow on December 8. Recorded on May 19, 2023, at Austin’s legendary Continental Club, this electrifying album captures Sue Foley and her unique Texas blues sound. The album features 11 tracks of grit, sweat and devastating guitar playing that has propelled Sue Foley to the top of the Blues world. It’s a retrospective collection of songs from her recording career, with a few surprise covers thrown in.

The first single off the album, “New Used Car,” was released on September 3, and will be followed by “Howlin for My Darlin’” on October 13, with a third as-of yet determined single coming on album release date.

First arriving in Austin at the urging of nightclub impresario Clifford Antone, Sue cut her teeth amongst Texas guitar slingers like Albert Collins, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and The Vaughan Brothers. Drawing on the inspiration from her early heroes, Foley branches out on this new release and delivers some hard-hitting blues-rock tracks. It’s real and it’s tough as nails. This is Sue at the top of her game.  

In 2023, Foley was awarded the Blues Music Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist (Koko Taylor Award) in Memphis – an award she also won in 2022 and 2020. She was also recently honored with Guitarist of the Year and Blues Act of the Year at the 2023 Austin Music Awards, and Guitarist of the Year at the 2023 Maple Blues Awards. Her last album, Pinky’s Bluestook home Best Traditional Blues Album at the 2022 Blues Music Awards.

Sue Foley Live in Austin Vol 1 Track Listing and Credits

1: Introduction by Steve Wertheimer (00:29)

2: New Used Car (3:47)

(Sue Foley, Mechanicsville Music SOCAN/ASCAP) 

3: Walkin’ Home (3:22)

(Sue Foley, Robert Grant, Mechanicsville Music SOCAN/ASCAP) 

4: Highwayside (4:03)

(Sue Foley, Mechanicsville Music SOCAN/ASCAP) 

5: Howlin For My Darlin (4:59)

(Willie Dixon, Chester Burnett, Hoochie Coochie Music, Arc Music BMI) 

6: Queen Bee (4:19)  

(James Moore, Embassy Music Corp, BMI) 

7: Hooked On Love (aka Lucky Lou) (4:07) 

(Jodi Williams, ARC Music, BMI) 

8: Positively 4th Street (5:25)

(Bob Dylan, Sony Music Entertainment) 

9: Me and My Chauffeur Blues (4:27)

(Ernest Lawler, Songs of Universal Inc., Wabash Music Company, BMI) 

10: Better (4:52)

(Sue Foley, Mechanicsville Music, SOCAN/ASCAP) 

11: High Roller (5:01)

(Richard Alan Nielsen, Tom Petersson, Robin W Zander, Adult Music, Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc., BMI, SESAC) 

Recorded Live at The Continental Club, Austin, TX, May 19, 2023

Produced by Mike Flanigin


Sue Foley – Guitar, Vocals

Jon Penner – Bass

Corey Keller – Drums

Derek O’Brien – Guitar

Angela Miller – Background Vocals, Tambourine

Lauren Cervantes – Background Vocals