Sue Foley: “Everybody who plays the blues has their own take on it”

Sue Foley
(Image credit: Scott Doubt Photography)

For the past 34 years, Texas blues guitarist Sue Foley has had one instrument by her side – at every gig and on every album. It’s the pink paisley Fender Telecaster she bought at a music store in Canada. 

From the moment she saw it, she felt drawn to it, and the second she plugged it in, she knew it was a lock. Foley promptly nicknamed the guitar “Pinky,” and throughout the decades it’s been her North Star. 

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Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar World, Guitar Player, MusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.