Sue Foley – One Guitar Woman


Sue Foley - One Guitar Woman

Sue Foley – One Guitar Woman
Format: CD – Vinyl LP – Digital
Label: Stony Plain Records
Release: 2024

Release date: March 29, 2024

Three time Blues Foundation Traditional Female Artist award winner, Sue Foley’s new album One Guitar Woman is a heartfelt tribute to the female pioneers of the guitar – including Memphis Minnie, Lydia Mendoza, Maybelle Carter, Ida Presti, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

The album showcases the dexterity of Foley’s acoustic nylon string guitar skills as she expands on her blues playing into other genres like Piedmont fingerpicking, traditional country, flamenco and classical.

“From the time I decided to be a professional guitar player, I’ve always looked for female role models. These are the women who were expressing themselves through the instrument as far back as the 1920’s, at the inception of radio and recorded music. They are the trailblazers and visionaries whose footsteps I walk in,” says Foley.

In May 2023, Foley was awarded the Blues Music Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist (the Koko Taylor Award) in Memphis TN for the third time. She was also 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 studio album, ‘Pinky’s Blues’ took home Best Traditional Blues Album at the 2022 Blues Music Awards, and her latest live album ‘Sue Foley Live In Austin Vol. 1‘ has spent 12 weeks at number 1 on the Roots Music Chart and has been on a number of blues Best Of 2023 lists.


01. Oh Babe It Ain’t No Lie
02. In My Girlish Days
03. Lonesome Homesick Blues
04. Mal Hombre
05. Motherless Child Blues
06. Romance In A Minor
07. My Journey To The Sky
08. Nothing In Rambling
09. Maybelle’s Guitar
10. Freight Train
11. Last Kind Words Blues
12. La Malaguena

The first single: