BLUES | CONCERT
The Best Blues Guitar Woman is Back - With The Texas Guitar Legend
Sue Foley - Guitar, Vocals
Anson Funderburgh - Guitar
Jon Penner - Bass
Corey Keller - Drums
Sue Foley is a living blues legend and perhaps the best blues guitarist in the world. With her sensational rhythm section John Penner (bass) and Corey Keller (drums) Sue has already thrilled the audience in Basel in 2021. With Anson Funderburgh the trio is completed with perhaps the best blues guitarist of Texas - next to Jimmie Vaughan. Anson Funderburgh is also a blues legend. Born in 1954, the guitarist and bandleader is highly praised by international blues stars. His tasteful guitar playing, in which no note is too much, is a wonderful counterpoint to many of today's blues guitarists who feel it must be played fast, loud and gimmicky. Anson is the opposite. Every note makes sense. His playing is melodic. You could listen to him for hours.
Originally, Sue Foley comes from Canada. But since this first-class guitarist and singer nestled herself in the top-class music scene of Austin (Texas) almost thirty years ago, she clearly belongs to the illustrious circle of great Texas blues women, along with Marcia Ball, Lou Ann Barton, Angela Strehli and the unfortunately too early deceased Candye Kane. And on the electric guitar she hardly has a serious rival besides the Californian Laura Chavez: Sue Foley is rightly considered "The Finest Blues Guitar Woman".
With her latest album "Pinky's Blues" and its predecessor "The Ice Queen", Sue has allied herself with local Texas legends like Jimmie Vaughan and Billy Gibbons of Z.Z. Top, respectively. Both albums are not only great, but certainly among the best of her long career.
Playing alongside her are Jon Penner and Corey Keller, a brilliant rhythm section that lays the groundwork for Sue's great guitar work. Both have already thrilled the Groove Now audience in September 2021.
Anson and Sue have known each other for ages and have played together many times in Austin, as they both live there. Both Sue and Anson have been friends for many years. For this reason it is always possible to present the two of them or even to conceive special projects with them.
Anson first picked up a guitar at the age of eight. At 15 he is already a professional musician. Freddie King and B.B. King are his two musical idols on the guitar. But also the Westside Blues has a great influence on him. Or jazz guitarists like Barney Kessel or Kenny Burrell.
In 1981 he releases his first album with his band "The Rockets". Countless other recordings follow.
Anson is a regular guest on Delbert McClinton's Blues Cruise, perhaps the most interesting Blues Cruise.
Meanwhile, Anson is also a much sought-after producer. For example, he produced "Magic Touch" by John Németh or the debut album by Jonn Del Toro Richardson. The latter was awarded the best debut album of a blues musician.
Anson is also an incredibly nice person with whom you can have interesting conversations for hours. Or discuss cigars and golf. But above all, his good taste in music. His musicality and his breathtaking guitar playing.
With Sue Foley and Anson Funderburgh, there are two artists on stage whose guitar playing is certainly among the best that can be heard in the blues.
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