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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sue Foley & Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc

Sue Foley, born March 29, 1968, is one of the finest blues artists on today’s music scene. She grew up in Ottawa, Canada listening to rock and roll and blues-rock groups like the Rolling Stones. But at the age of 15 she saw a performance by James Cotton that convinced her to take up the guitar. She started her professional career at the age of 16 playing with a number of local bar bands. At the age of 21, she moved to Austin, Texas and began recording for the legendary blues label, Antone’s Records. Her “Young Girl Blues” debut release established her as a serious blues guitarist and songwriter.

During the 90’s, she traveled the country playing her trademark paisley Telecaster honing her craft with the likes of Buddy Guy, BB king, and John Lee Hooker. She moved back to Canada where she’s garnered a host of awards including the Juno Award for her CD “Love Coming Down” as well as 17 Maple Blues awards.

Sue’s got some wicked guitar chops that makes her a rarity on par with female blues guitarists like Bonnie Raitt. Her guitar complimented by her singing and song writing put her in a class by herself. Hope you enjoy this talented lady.

Sue Foley’s blues guitar reminds me of summer, a good thing since it’s frigid here right now. In memory of summer, I suggest a 2010 Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc  ($17.00). The wine is crisp with aromas of citrus and melon that follow on the palate augmented by hints of apricots and vanilla. It’s a very refreshing wine and if you turn up the fireplace and close your eyes, you can almost convince yourself that what you’re feeling is the warmth of summer. Enjoy.


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