Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Blues/Roots Duo Peter Karp & Sue Foley are Going to Heat up Horizon Stage

Join them for a night of high-voltage, plank-spankin’, blues-rockin’ fun on Friday, October 19th

Spruce Grove, AB—Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In the case of blues/roots duo Peter Karp & Sue Foley, two great solo artists have come together to create something incredible. Working together since 2009, Peter and Sue have released two critically-acclaimed, and artistically-daring, CDs, He Said - She Said and Beyond the Crossroads. Now touring Canada and the United States, they will bring their “high voltage, plank spankin’, piano boogyin’, slide guitar stompin’, blues-rockin’” show to Horizon Stage in Spruce Grove on Friday, October 19th at 7:30 p.m.

Peter Karp is a gifted singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist and American troubadour with a knack for spinning true-to-life emotions, humor, and candor into his music. 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. With an upbringing that was equal parts southern Alabama and the swamps of New Jersey, Peter’s music is fueled by the Yankee-Rebel juxtaposition. He first caught national attention as a solo artist with help from former Rolling Stone guitarist, Mick Taylor, who recorded and toured with him on his first label-release, The Turning Point, in 2004. He then further established himself with the release of Shadows and Cracks in 2006. Peter Karp personifies the Americana sound, seamlessly blending blues and roots music with a high sense of entertainment.

Sue Foley is considered to be one of the finest Canadian blues and roots artists working today. Born to a working-class family, she spent her early childhood moving from town to town with her mother. At sixteen, Sue embarked on her professional career and by twenty-one 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, Sue took to the road with her paisley Telecaster guitar and honed her craft, working and sharing the stage with such artists as BB King, Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams and Tom Petty.  Now back in Canada, she has released a total of 13 solo CDs, won 17 Maple Blues Awards and a Juno.

Peter and Sue’s partnership came together from out of the blue; a rushed and forgotten meeting at the 2006 Ottawa Blues festival, a phone call from his manager to her, a haphazard recording session that they both sang horribly at but that made them laugh, and then two years of email correspondence during a dark time in Peter’s life, turned into a CD, a tour, an entirely new concept and show, the reinvention of two careers, and a whole new approach to making music.

Don’t miss Peter Karp & Sue Foley Up Close and Personal at Horizon Stage on Friday, October 19th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for students and seniors and $5 for high school student. Tickets may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre at 315 Jespersen Ave, by phone at 780-962-8995 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca. To learn more about Peter and Sue visit www.karpfoley.com.

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