New Vinyl Record - Foley, Sue - Ice Queen
Vinyl LP prerssing. Acclaimed Canadian roots guitarist/singer Sue Foley releases her Stony Plain label debut, The Ice Queen. Produced by Mike Flanigin, who also plays organ on the new LP, it was recorded at Firestation Studios in San Marcos, TZ. Joining Foley as special guests is a trio of legendary Texas guitarslingers - Jimmie Vaughan, Z. Z. Top's Billy F Gibbons and Charlie Sexton - as well as a host of other Lone Star State all-stars, including Chris "Whipper" Layton (formerly of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble) and George Rains (drums), Derek O'Brien (guitar), Chris Maresh and Billy Horton (bass) and The Texas Horns: John Mills, Al Gomez, Jimmy Shortell, Randy Zimmerman and Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff. Recorded throughout 2017, The Ice Queen represents Foley's full circle journey - her return to the roots of her career in Austin with producer Mike Flanigin. The album was recorded with her long-time friends and collaborators Vaughan, Gibbons, Layton, Sexton and others, as well as members of the Tedeschi Trucks and Gary Clark Jr. Bands. A flood of inspiration and themes can be found on each of the tracks - ranging from lost love, anguish, and struggle to release, forgiveness and rebirth. Mostly recorded live in the studio, Foley's emotional vocal delivery, conviction, accessible yet inspired lyrics and intrepid guitar playing are all laid out, bare and raw for the songs to reveal.