Fiona Boyes is an Australian blues musician. She has been recording for more than 25 years and tours regularly in Australia, the United States, and Europe. Boyes' debut US release Lucky 13 was officially nominated by the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN for the 2007 Blues Music Awards, 'Contemporary Blues Album of the Year'. She has since received three further BMA nominations for Traditional Female Blues Artist (2010), Acoustic Blues Album of the Year (2009), Contemporary Female Blues Artist (2008), and her 2008 release 'Live From Bluesville' won the US Blues Critics Award for Best Live Blues Album. Boyes has also received 15 national recording and performance awards in Australia.
Boyes was described by Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Fame pianist, Pinetop Perkins (Muddy Waters Band), as 'the best gal guitarist I heard since Memphis Minnie'.
Boyes has toured and recorded with many Blues greats, including Hubert Sumlin (Howlin' Wolf guitarist), and Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters guitarist).
Equally at home on acoustic or electric guitars, Boyes repertoire is like a Blues travelogue. Listen to her play and you’ll hear pre-war Delta slide, wailing laments, single chord Mississippi Hills grooves, intricate and beautiful Piedmont finger picking, rollicking New Orleans barrelhouse, greasy Memphis soul, driving classic Chicago sounds, the country stylings of Texas swing, and the uptown sounds of the West Coast.
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