Fiona Boyes has just received The Blues Foundation’s 2019 Blues Music Award nomination for the prestigious Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Blues Female Artist. This is Fiona’s 8th BMA nomination, her 3rd in this category.
Voting is open to all Blues Foundation members and ends February 28th. Membership is open to all, simply click the Join button on the Blues Foundation website. The awards ceremony takes place May 9 in Memphis, TN.
Blues Press on her latest album, Voodoo In The Shadows:
“The rhythm section takes a subtle back seat as Boyes displays her wizardry with spooky and sinuous lead guitar. … Boyes can croon movingly in tandem with some dulcet organ accompaniment by Neal. The musicians are consistently top-notch, Boyes’ singing is excellent, and her guitar artistry is world-class. Another fine album in her resume.”—Dan Stevens, Blues Music Magazine
“Riding a successful career since the 1990s, Australian Fiona Boyes sustains the vitality of her love of the music found in America’s Deep South on [Voodoo In The Shadows]…Boyes’ blues composing has a revealing immediacy, as with ‘Tell Your Story Walking’ and ‘I Ain’t Fooling,’ both scrupulous in conveying the understated ebullience of her guitar.”—Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat Magazine
“Guitarist and singer-songwriter Fiona Boyes—Melanie Young, Living Blues Magazine
drawsmusical inspiration from a variety of influences, displaying a prowess unbound by style or genre. … With excellent musicianship and a spirited atmosphere throughout, Fiona Boyes’ Voodoo in the Shadows castsa seductive spell.”
There is never any question that what is being heard is the real thing, whether it’s from downtown or down under doesn’t matter. It’s the connection of feelings between people that—Bill Bentley, The Morton Report
completesthe blues circuit,and makes the results so powerful. It’s all here.”