Award-winning guitarist and singer-songwriter Sue Foley is an iconic figure in the Canadian blues landscape.

Foley has been wowing audiences with her skills on the guitar for more than 30 years. This past October, she released her latest album Pinky’s Blues, a raw, guitar-driven adventure through the backroads of Texas blues — with her signature pink paisley Fender Telecaster at the wheel.

Since the release of Pinky’s Blues, it has been No. 1 on the roots music report Canadian chart for 12 non-consecutive weeks and counting. Featuring her original songs along with several tunes by her favourite blues and roots artists, Pinky’s Blues has been nominated for three Blues Music Awards, including album of the year, and a Juno Award for blues album of the year.

Foley joined us to talk about the inspiration behind the album — and to play a song from the record live in our studio.