Sue Foley to record new live album at Le Mocambo on September 8

Sue Foley

Sue Foley to Record New Live Album at El Mocambo 

There’s an unmistakable magic that comes with — not only being in the room with live music — but live music captured live-off-the-floor and forever archived in album form. Now such experience is on the horizon with multi-award-winning powerhouse blues guitarist and singer Sue Foley and the upcoming show recording this September 8th at the El Mocambo.

Presented by El Mocambo and Sam Grosso, the JUNO-nominated and Blues Music Award and Toronto Maple Blues Award-winner’s Live Recording event joins an iconic roster of previous live releases at the legendary venue — including The Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Elvis Costello.

Sue is a 5-time JUNO Award nominee and 2001 winner for Best Blues Album, and a few weeks ago, was also named the winner of the Traditional Blues Album and Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year at the 2022 Blues Music Awards in the US. Last month, she won Guitarist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year at the Maple Blues Awards, and her new album, Pinky’s Blues, has been on the Roots Music Report’s Canadian Chart top 10 albums for the last 27 weeks.

Sue Foley’s Live Recording will take place on September 8th at El Mocambo. Tickets are $40 and $20 for students, with a special meet and greet VIP ticket for $80.

Check out Sue’s latest album, Pinky’s Blues, below, and find out more about Sue and her upcoming recording via our mini-interview.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Sue Foley, blues guitarist singer-songwriter. Originally from Ottawa, ON, now residing in Austin, TX. Winner of Guitarist and Entertainer of the Year, Maple Blues Awards 2022, and Traditional Blues Female and Traditional Album, Blues Music Awards (Memphis) 2022

What drew you to do the upcoming live record at The El Mocambo?

I heard they had updated the club and that they now have the ability to do live recordings. I jumped at the chance. I mean, this is The Elmo! This place is one of the most significant live music venues in the world. The Rolling Stones played there, Stevie Ray Vaughan did a live recording there. I am in really good company.

Have you seen any great shows there?

I actually have never seen a live show at the Elmo, but I did play there back in the day. And it’s so much fun just to be in that room. My band and I are super excited to be coming back to Toronto to do this live show.

What’s your favourite live album?

That’s a tough question, so let’s keep it to the Rolling Stones Love You Live

What’s the one album by a Canadian artist that everyone should have in their collection?

Neil Young Harvest Moon. Absolute perfection!

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