Live In Europe
Ruf Records DVD
With the April 2006 release of New Used Car, powerhouse singer/songwriter/guitarist Sue Foley has solidified her place as one of the leading lights of the contemporary blues scene. In the male-dominated field of blues music, she’s proven she can sling a guitar with the best of them - and she’s shared the stage with BB King, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy and George Thorogood, to name a few. But it’s her remarkable songwriting skills and unique vocal style that set her apart from the pack. Foley’s music is anything but your standard 12-bar blues; she revs up her tunes with a contemporary twist and moves the music forward. Not that she doesn’t appreciate the traditional songs - she plays them as well, and has studied the genre ever since leaving home as a teenager, determined to make a career in music.
All songs on this DVD were recorded live at the Underground in Köln/Germany on 6th December 2005.
If you've already had the chance to see her in concert, it'll take you back. If you haven't, it'll take you there.
Sue Foley is so misleading. Not on purpose, mind you. When you talk to her she's refreshingly candid and upfront. But the first time you see her step on stage with her delicate features, slight build and pink paisley guitar, chances are "conventional" wisdom rears its trite old voice in your head and tells you to get ready for some folksy crap.
But then (and I love this part) she starts to play and kicks
your butt. And the butt of every guitar player on the stage. It's true, I've
seen her do it to some of the biggest names in guitar blues. Standing
confidently but demurely to the side until it's her turn to step up and then she
lets it rip!
Blue Lisa, Southwest Blues
Sue Foley is a major talent and deserving of much more
attention then she is getting. If your looking for something new, look no
Director, The New York Blues and Jazz Society
For such an accomplished guitar virtuoso Foley is
remarkable for her ability to hold back - her guitar doesn’t come screaming out
at you, it just nestles beautifully within the sturdy musical framework of each
song and seems to ooze its way into the mix. New listeners could easily fail to
realise that this lady’s axe is a real hard hitting killer tool - such is the
deftness of her style.
Peter J. Brown, Rhythm & Booze
|Running Time||136 Min.|
|Soundformat||Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, dts|
|Features||Interview, Photogallery, Bonus-Concert: Live in Amsterdam|
|1. The Snake|
|3. Hooked On Love (Instrumental)|
|4. Me And My Chauffeur|
|5. Fool Me Good|
|6. Same Thing|
|7. Hooker Thing (Instrumental)|
|8. Mediterranean Breakfast (Instrumental)|
|9. Found My Love|
|11. Change Your Mind|
|12. New Used Car|
|13. Gone Blind (Solo Piece)|