Fiona’s debut US release Lucky 13 was nominated by the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee 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). Her 2008 release Live From Bluesville won the US Blues Critics Award for Best Live Blues Album. Boyes has also received fifteen national recording and performance awards in Australia.
Fiona has toured and recorded with artists including Hubert Sumlin and Bob Margolin. Grammy Award winner and Blues Hall of Fame pianist, Pinetop Perkins, said: “I ain’t never seen a woman finger-pick a guitar like that since Memphis Minnie. She’s the best gal guitar player I heard in more than 35 years”.
Fiona plays both acoustic and electric, covering pre-war Delta slide, laments, single chord Mississippi Hills grooves, Piedmont finger picking, New Orleans barrelhouse, Memphis soul, classic Chicago, Texas swing and the uptown sound of the West Coast.
08:00 PM Clifton Hill VIC 3068, Australia