In June 2021, a group of Blues music industry professionals including music critics, journalists, festival promoters, music venue managers, producers, musicians and other Blues music industry professionals nominated the best in Blues music in twelve categories. We are excited to share that Fiona Boyes was nominated for Female Artist of the Year and her Blues In My Heart album was nominated for the Historical/Vintage Recording of the year! Fan voting for the award is open NOW and continues through August 6, 2021 at BluesBlastMagazine.com. Voting is free and open to anyone, so make sure to cast your vote today! See the full list of nominees here.
Blues in My Heart
Guitarist and singer-songwriter Fiona Boyes is the only Australian ever recognised by The Blues Foundation in Memphis, earning 8 Blues Music Awards nominations. She was the first woman and non-American to win the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Her international following has propelled her recordings to the top of blues charts.
Blues in My Heart is a remastered 20th Anniversary edition of her debut solo album, originally released in 2000 in Australia only. It includes Fiona’s diary style liner notes, photo memories and original folk art in a single CD package. Fiona is joined on this album by bandmates Karen (Kaz) Dalla Rosa (harmonica); Gina Woods (piano); and Paula Dowse (drums and percussion).
Quoting Fiona, “Blues in My Heart is an acoustic album of fingerpicking ragtime blues… the 16 tracks capture a unique performance moment, much like the historical recordings of the early players I so admire.”