Peter Karp and Sue Foley appearing April 16
On the heels of Blind Pig recording artists Peter Karp and Sue Foley’s 2010 critically acclaimed and artistically daring collaboration ‘He Said – She Said’ comes their next exciting CD: ‘Beyond The Crossroads.’ A high voltage, plank spankin’, piano boogyin’, slide guitar stompin’ blues-rockin’ CD that showcases 12 brilliantly crafted and unique original compositions that have become the trademark of these two noted singer-songwriter guitarists.
The duo will be appearing in Fernie on Wednesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. at The Arts Station.
Gifted singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist and American troubadour, Peter Karp, is a master songsmith with an art for spinning true-to-life emotions, humor, and candor. With an upbringing that was equal parts southern Alabama and the swamps of New Jersey, Karp’s music is fueled by the Yankee-Rebel juxtaposition. He first caught national attention with help from Rolling Stone guitarist Mick Taylor who recorded and toured with Karp on his first label release ‘The Turning Point.’
Karp further established himself on the national scene as a critically acclaimed songwriter, and accomplished guitarist and pianist with the release of his Blind Pig debut entitled ‘Shadows and Cracks.’
On the road across the U.S. and Canada, Karp repeatedly transfixes his live audiences. Critics compare his songwriting to John Hiatt and John Prine, with impressive guitar and slide licks infused by his love of Freddie King and Elmore James. Peter Karp personifies the amorphous Americana sound, seamlessly blending blues and roots music with a high sense of entertainment.
Sue Foley is considered to be one of the finest blues and roots artists working today. Born to a working class family, Sue spent her early childhood moving from Canadian town to town with her mother. At 16, she embarked on her professional career. By 21, she was living in Austin, Texas and recording for the legendary blues label, Antone’s Records.
Her first release, ‘Young Girl Blues,’ quickly established her unique talents as a blues guitarist and songwriter. Throughout the ‘90s she took to the road with her paisley Telecaster and honed her craft, working and sharing the stage with such artists as BB King, Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams and Tom Petty.
After moving back to Canada, Sue won the prestigious Juno Award for her critically acclaimed CD ‘Love Coming Down’ as well as 17 Maple Blues Awards.
Visit www.karpfoley.com to read more about these amazing artists.
Tickets available at Freshies, Carosella, The Arts Station and Online (peterkarpandsuefoley.eventbrite.ca)
The Arts Station