Fiona Boyes plays deep Blues, influenced by a myriad of traditional regional styles. She has carved an international reputation as a blue guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, and American reviewers have described her as a 'musical anomaly' and 'Bonnie Raitt's evil twin'!
Equally at home on acoustic or electric guitars, her mostly original repertoire is like a Blues travelogue. Listen to her play and you'll hear pre-war Delta slide, single chord Mississippi Hills grooves, intricate country blues finger picking along with materal drawn from the classic blues sounds of New Orleans, Chicago and Memphis. Fiona continues to joyfully explore the music she loves with recent acquisitions such as cigarbox guitar and a rare ResoLectric Baritone adding new textures to her live shows and recordings. Reference Recordings is excited to announce the worldwide release of her brand new album - Box & Dice!
A distinctive finger-style guitarist, her soulful, authoritative style has earned her unprecendented recognition overseas as an Australian artist. Winner of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Fiona has also received Blues music's highest international accolade with 4 successive USA Blues Music Awards nominations for both her electric and acoustic playing.
In 2014 Fiona was the first Australian blues musician to be invited to play at prestigious USA traditional acoustic festival 'MerleFest', followed by an extended European tour of jazz and blues festivals, clubs and cultural centers in 7 different countries.
FRESH! is part of Reference Recordings mission to encourage new artists and give them a strong platform for promotion and sales nationally and internationally.
1. Juke Joint on Moses Lane
2. I'm a Stranger Here
3. Walking Round Money
4. Smokestack Lightning
6. Black Mountain Blues
7. Mama's Sanctified Amp
8. I Done Quit
9. Walk With Me
10. Tiny Pinch of Sin
11. Easy Baby