Sue Foley Trio
The Texas-based blues powerhouse brings the music of Pinky’s Blues to The Linda.
PINKY’S BLUES, is named after Sue Foley’s pink paisley Fender Telecaster electric guitar that has
been such a major part of Foley’s life for all these years. Part of that is the total devotion Sue Foley
has to the guitar, and in particular to the one she calls Pinky that has been with her for decades and
continues to play on this album. Foley feels it’s almost a living extension of who she is and helps guide
her through the rambunctiously deep renditions of everything she performs.
The open-flow feel of the great empty spaces of Texas that blows through many of the songs, no
matter whether they’re previous classics like Lavelle White’s “Stop These Teardrops,” Frankie Lee
Sims’ “Boogie Real Low” or Jimmy Donley’s “Think It Over” or newer songs like Angela Strehli’s “Two
Bit Texas Town” and Foley’s own “Dallas Man.” Sue Foley had an overall idea for how she wanted the
music to be. “We just wanted to make something representative of the Texas blues that we had been
schooled on in Austin. So, we picked great songs and I wrote a few of my own to round things out.
Everything on it is a labor of love.”
On PINKY’S BLUES, Sue Foley’s well-loved guitar is stepping up and stepping out, playing the music
of the spheres and sharing a love for something so deep and so pure there are no words to truly
describe it. Though Foley tries: “I’ve been on the road for over 30 years. You could call that paying
my dues. I’ve made over a dozen albums of my own. I’ve raised a child. I’ve bought and sold homes.
I’ve had great successes and great failures. And all of this just makes my life richer and more colorful.
It’s funny I keep coming back to the same 30 or 40 albums as my place of inspiration. I keep studying
the same artists, over and over again. Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Memphis Minnie, T-Bone Walker,
Howlin’ Wolf, etc…etc.,… You never really get there. You’re just always going. But it’s a great trip and I
never get tired of playing a slow blues. That’s the ultimate.” Today, in 2021, Sue Foley is surely one of
the ultimate. With Pinky right by her side.