Nevada City, CA - Fresh from the New Orleans Jazz Fest, with a new album and a number of awards, blues guitar legend Sue Foley will make a stop in Nevada City as part of her One Guitar Woman acoustic tour.

Sue Foley

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to present Sue Foley: One Guitar Woman on Sunday, June 23. Bar opens at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

In March, she released her first solo acoustic album, One Guitar Woman – a tribute to the pioneering women of guitar.

“From the time I decided to be a professional guitar player, I’ve always looked for female role models. These are the women who were expressing themselves through the instrument as far back as the 1920s, at the inception of radio and recorded music. They are the trailblazers and visionaries whose footsteps I walk in,” Foley said.

Sue Foley is a virtual triple threat as a lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter. For this show, she plays her handmade acoustic Mexican flamenco guitar for a night of mind-blowing blues that will prove exactly why she’s earned her status as a musical virtuoso.

Foley spent her early childhood in Canada, mesmerized by her father’s guitar, and started her professional career at the tender age of 16. By the time she was 21, she was living in Austin, Texas recording for Antone’s — the esteemed blues label and historic nightclub that helped launch the career of Stevie Ray Vaughan.

In February of this year, Foley received the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Maple Blues Award in Toronto, Canada at the Maple Blues ceremony. She is a three-time winner of the Blues Music Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist (Koko Taylor Award) in Memphis, Tennessee, and was awarded the Guitarist of the Year and Blues Act of the Year at the 2023 Austin Music Awards. Her album, Pinky’s Blues took home Best Traditional Blues Album at the 2022 Blues Music Awards.

Her album, Sue Foley Live in Austin Vol. 1 has continued to top the charts.

Foley has toured steadily with her band, working and sharing the stage with greats such as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, and Billy F Gibbons. She is the only female member of the famous The Jungle Show which features Gibbons, Vaughan, B3 virtuoso Mike Flanigin, and Chris ‘Whipper’ Layton. Her live shows are high energy, guitar-driven, and steeped in the Texas blues sound in which she was schooled.

Sue Foley stands out in the music world for her exceptional artistry, deep knowledge of music history, and remarkable talent as a guitarist and singer-songwriter. Her passion for blues and roots music is evident in her soulful performances and intricate guitar work, which seamlessly blend tradition with innovation.


WHO: Sue Foley


WHERE: Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959

WHEN: Sunday, June 23; Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

COST: $30 Seated Advance |$35 Seated Advance Reserved (seats closest to the stage) | $35 Door General Admission | Advance ticket prices close at midnight on June 23.


Available online or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office:
325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tuesday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is a living historic treasure serving Nevada County as a cultural art and community events center producing 400 events annually. More than a venue, the nonprofit’s mission is to preserve, enhance, and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational, and social activities in Nevada County. It is a symbol of California’s rich historical heritage, providing an educational and social bridge from our past to the present and future. Membership supports ongoing events at Miners Foundry such as these and many others.