12 Songs, 53 Minutes

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

8 Ratings
8 Ratings

The Ice Queen is on fire!

Grant Fan

Sue Foley is back and better than ever with The Ice Queen...her guitar playing, singing and songwriting. The album is an amazing ride from beginning to end. She picks up passengers along the way...Jimmie Vaughan, Billy F Gibbons and Charlie Sexton...all Texas guitar-slinging legends, who are both friends and fans of hers...but it’s Foley who drives it all home on this career-highlight album. The Ice Queen is on Fire!

The Ice Queen is HOT!!

MrCarlo_

Another great album from Sue Foley!!

The Ice Queen is Sue Foley’s best album so far!

Daniel Lee (Danny Boy)

Sue Foley’s The Ice Queen is a great album because she is performing at her best and there are great collaborations with other wonderful musicians! The opening track, Come to Me, features Charlie Sexton on vocal and slide guitar. Charlie also sings and plays guitar on the second track called 81 which employs Chris Layton on drums. Jimmie Vaughan is featured on vocal and guitar on a song called The Lucky Ones. Billy F. Gibbons sings as well as plays guitar and harmonica on the song Fool’s Gold. Tying everything together is great production work by Mike Flanigin who also plays Hammond B3 Organ on about half the tracks on the album. The closing track, Cannonball Blues, is just Sue singing and playing acoustic guitar and it will just leave you wanting more!

About Sue Foley

This highly touted vocalist/guitarist originally hails from Ottawa, Canada, although her home base shifted to Austin, Texas, 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 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 included 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. Foley moved to Blind Pig in 2010 for He Said She Said, a duet album with Peter Karp. The pair re-teamed in 2012 for Beyond the Crossroads. Foley returned to solo recordings in 2018 with The Ice Queen. ~ Bill Dahl & Stephen Thomas Erlewine

HOMETOWN
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
GENRE
Blues
BORN
March 29, 1968

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