Foley’s highly anticipated new album (currently untitled) was recorded live in the studio in San Marcos,
TX and produced by Mike Flanigin (Jimmie Vaughan, Billy F Gibbons). It features Chris “Whipper”
Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble) on drums and original Sue Foley Band bass
player, Jon Penner on bass. Foley’s new album is a raw, electric guitar-driven romp through the
backroads of Texas blues, with Foley’s signature pink paisley Fender Telecaster, “Pinky” at the
wheel. With this project we find Foley returning to her roots as the bandleader and guitar slinger in a
dynamic blues power trio.
Sue Foley has been riding a wave of success since The Ice Queen (2018). She won “Best Traditional
Female (Koko Taylor Award)” at the 2020 Blues Music Awards in Memphis, was nominated for a Juno
Award (Canadian Grammy), and she took home the award for “Best Guitar Player” at the Toronto
Maple Blues Awards.
For the last few years, Foley and her band have kept a rigorous touring schedule across the US,
Canada and Europe. Some highlights were appearances at The Beacon Theater (NYC), guesting with
Jimmie Vaughan (opening for Eric Clapton) at Royal Albert Hall in London, Montreal Jazz Fest, Ottawa
Blues Fest (w/ Buddy Guy), Utah Blues Fest, The Heights Theater (Houston), Moulin Blues (Holland),
NPR’s Mountain stage (w/Bela Fleck), Doheny Blues Fest, and the Jungle Show in Austin, TX.
“I’ve had a lot of time to think about what the next chapter is,” says Foley. “After being home for so
long, all I really want to do is turn up and play my guitar for as many folks as I can. I can’t wait to get
out on the road.”
Look for Sue Foley’s new album in Spring 2021. Tour info to
Stevie and the Bluescasters
Stevie and the Bluescasters is a 3-piece acoustic blues band from Philadelphia. The band members are Stevie Nolan (guitar and vocals), Paul Nolan (guitar and mandolin) and Seth Holzman (harmonica). The band plays unique arrangements of all kinds of blues – old country blues including Piedmont, Delta, Texas and Chicago blues; old Gospel; old country; and even some R&B. They also include a bit of International “Blues – Mourna” (Creole Portuguese from Cape Verde), Irish Sean Nos, Portuguese Fado and Ladino.
The band performs these many different styles with virtuosity and fluency while laying bare the emotional depths of a song. Over the course of one set the beauty and intensity of their music can elicit a range of audience reactions from “pin drop” silence to dancing and joyous shouting. The Bluescasters have played venues and festivals throughout the tri-state area and New York. They have opened for or shared the stage with Ana Popovic, Shemekia Copeland, David Bromberg, Bernard Allison, Tab Benoit and others. After opening for Ana Popovic, she stated, “You guys are the real deal!”
The band released the album “All Kinds of Blues” in 2017 and it has gotten airplay on The Blues Show on WXPN, Soundings on WDVR, Rhythm Breakdown 2 on WRDV-FM and Morning Feed on G’Town Radio.
For more information visit www.stevieandthebluescasters.com.