Fiona Boyes at the Big Chill!
On Thursday, May 25 at 8:00 p.m., the Spa City Blues Society hosts Fiona Boyes with an opening act by local legend Dayton Waters!
Sorry, but tickets are no longer available online. Not to worry, though. You can still get them at the door. You don't wanna miss this performance!
Boyes plays deep Blues, influenced by a myriad of
traditional regional styles. She has carved an
international reputation as a blues guitarist,
vocalist and songwriter, and American reviewers have
described her as a 'musical anomaly' and 'Bonnie
Raitt's evil twin'!
A distinctive finger-style guitarist, her soulful, authoritative style has earned her unprecedented recognition overseas as an Australian artist. Winner of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Fiona has also received Blues highest international accolade with 5 successive USA Blues Music Awards nominations for both her electric and acoustic playing.
Fiona has toured extensively in Australia and internationally, with recent 2015/2016 performances in Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, UK, Canada, USA and Central America. In May 2016, she was a final five nominee in the USA Blues Music Awards for the 'Koko Taylor Award: Traditional Female Blues Artist of the Year', her fifth Blues Music Award nomination. Her immersion into the rich musical and historical traditions that make up the blues give conviction and authenticity to both her guitar work and her songwriting.
Equally at home on acoustic or electric guitars, her mostly original repertoire is like a Blues travelogue. Listen to her play and you'll hear pre-war Delta slide, single chord Mississippi Hills grooves, intricate country blues finger picking along with material drawn from the classic blues sounds of New Orleans, Chicago and Memphis. Her brand new release - 'Professin' the Blues'- is a Reference Recordings audiophile acoustic album, recorded by audio pioneer 'Professor Keith O Johnson and features acoustic and reso-phonic slide, finger picking and unique 4 string cigar box guitar.
"Blending tradition with innovation, and showing off her stellar guitar chops and sharp wit!" - Eric Wrisley, Blues Revue Magazine, USA