Sue FOLEY – Ten Days In November 1998

Sue FOLEY – Ten Days In November 1998

Blues

This blond blues belter serves up some soulful original tunes on her fifth album. While her voice is a bit thin, the disc makes a strong impression with sturdy songs and a great backing band. At the forefront are Foley’s fluid lead guitar lines.
By Tim Sheridan, All Music Guide.
**
Foley’s exceptionally strong guitar playing is the reason to get this album; it stands out on every track, so that her solos, while lengthy, are never boring. Her voice, unfortunately, isn’t as strong, and has a slightly nasal quality that doesn’t quite work on the ballads. However, Foley’s material is first rate, especially the faster songs; the album’s opener, “Highwayside”, has a slight country inflection and some very nice guitar work. By far the catchiest tune on Ten Days in November is “The Forest”, with a memorable hook and a moodier edge that works very well. “Baltimore Skyline” and “The Waiting Game” are toe-tappers, and the up-tempo “Give My Love to You” is infused with a delightful sense of fun. Foley is definitely an artist to watch.
By Genevieve Williams.
**
Sue Foley has a unique voice. It is part “little girl lost” and part “world weary woman”.It is very appealing and definately significantly different to most other female singers.That alone is enough to make this CD special,but what makes it stand out as something really impressive and enjoyable is the superb backing of a tight organ/drums/bass combo,and the knock-out guitar work of Sue herself.This CD is nothing short of superb and really rocks in a blues beat way.
By J.B.Mobbs.
**
This highly touted vocalist/guitarist originally hails from Ottawa, Canada, although her home base shifted to Austin, TX, when she signed with Antone’s Records and cut her debut set, Young Girl Blues, in 1992 (an encore, Without a Warning, quickly followed). Foley’s wicked lead guitar makes her a rarity among blueswomen.

When she was a child in Ottawa, Foley listened to rock & roll and blues-rock groups like the Rolling Stones. Although these bands sowed the seeds of her affection for the blues, her love for the music didn’t blossom until she witnessed James Cotton in concert when she was 15 years old. Cotton inspired Foley to pick up the electric guitar. During her late teens and early twenties, she jammed with local Ottawa bar bands. She didn’t form her own group until she moved to Vancouver in the mid-’80s.

Foley sent a demo tape of herself to Antone’s Records in 1990. Impressed, the label arranged an audition for the guitarist. Sue moved to Austin and soon signed a recording contract with Antone’s. In 1992, her debut album, Young Girl Blues, was released. It was acclaimed by a number of blues publications. Two years later she released her second album, Without a Warning. It was followed by Big City Blues in 1995. Subsequent efforts include 1996’s A Walk in the Sun, 1998’s Ten Days in November, and 2000’s Love Comin’ Down and Back to the Blues. Where the Action Is appeared in 2002 on Shanachie Records. Foley then switched to Ruf Records for her next two albums, 2004’s Change and 2006’s New Used Car. In 2007 Foley released Time Bomb, a collaborative effort with fellow Ruf labelmates Deborah Coleman and Roxanne Potvin.
By Bill Dahl & Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi.
**
Sue Foley- (Vocals, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, 12-String Guitar, Classical Guitar);
Jeremy Baum- (Piano, Organ, Electric Piano);
Jonathan Sanborn- (Bass);
Joe Ferry- (Percussion).
**
01. Highwayside 4:08
02. Baltimore Skyline 5:14
03. Long Way To Go 5:59
04. The Waiting Game 2:59
05. Give My Love To You 2:37
06. She Don’t Belong To You 3:46
07. Through The Night 4:40
08. Winds Of Change 6:35
09. The Forest 3:37
10. Promised Land 4:09
11. New Roads 2:33
**


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