Sue Foley “One Guitar Woman”

Sue Foley "One Guitar Woman"

    Artista / Grupo: Sue Foley

    Álbum: “One Guitar Woman”

    Discográfica: Stony Plain Records / BratGirlMedia

    Año publicación: 2024

    Fecha crítica: 05/2024

    Valoración: VERY GOOD

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Singer and guitar player Sue Foley presents a totally acoustic album where she is only backed by a single guitar. Although her fans are used to see her with her Fender Telecaster plugged into a Fender Bassman amplifier, this time she has chosen a Negra flamenco guitar made by master luthier Salvador Castillo that Sue bought during one of her trips to Mexico.

With this album, Foley wants to pay tribute to some of the pioneer women guitar players, who paved the way and served as an example both with their lives and music to other women who one day decided to take a guitar in their hands and emulate those artists. According to Sue’s words, “these women had a great talent, but also they were brave and gave a new vision that undoubtedly made a transformation in the culture and the story of the guitar”.

The album gathers twelve songs and spans different decades and artists, paying homage to names like Elizabeth Cotten, Memphis Minnie, Maybelle Carter or Sister Rosetta Tharpe, together with other lesser-known ones like Geeshie Wiley and Elvie Thomas as far as the blues is concerned, but it also includes other pioneers in various styles like French classical guitarist Ida Presti, Texan Lydia Mendoza, daughter of Mexican parents, and the Spanish guitar player Charo, who received training by Andrés Segovia. That’s why Sue sings some verses in Spanish in the song “Mal Hombre”!

With this recording, Sue Foley shows us a new artistic facet, performing with good taste and elegance a variety of styles, all of them developed in an intimate and relaxed way, which will surely surprise many of her followers. A beautiful and recommended curiosity to enjoy it calmly.