Blues in My Heart (2020 Remastered Version) Fiona Boyes
- 1Blues in My Heart03:52
- 2Pig Meat03:05
- 3She Could Play That Thing02:51
- 4I Let the Blues In03:24
- 5Have Faith04:17
- 6Honey You Can Take My Man02:37
- 7My Say So02:21
- 8Rowdy Blues03:38
- 9Mean World03:38
- 11Two Legged Dog03:11
- 12That Certain Something02:52
- 13Hokum Rag02:14
- 15Canned Heat03:35
- 16Hotel Room03:35
Info for Blues in My Heart (2020 Remastered Version)
A remastered 20th Anniversary edition: 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.”
Fiona Boyes, guitar, vocals
an Australian blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, has been recording and performing for more than 25 years, building a career that has taken her to major festivals and stages around the world. A veteran recording artist with 13 releases, Australia’s first lady of the Blues has 5 USA Blues Music Award nominations in 4 different categories, and more than 30 Australian music awards, spanning the blues, folk, jazz and Americana scenes. Fiona’s immersion in the wide musical and historical traditions that make up the Blues and her deep love of the art-form itself lends conviction and authenticity to her playing and songwriting.
Fiona began her career as a Blues artist when she won an Australian made Maton guitar in a local coffee shop talent show. During the early years she honed her skills with all female band, The Mojos, who went on to become one of Australia’s premier blues acts, with 5 recordings to their credit. In 2000 Fiona released her debut solo recording, which won Australian Blues Album, Female Artist, and Song of the Year awards. Her international career took off in 2003 when she won the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, the first woman and first non-American to be so honored. Since then she has released numerous award winning albums and maintained a busy international touring schedule.
Equally at home on acoustic or electric guitars, her repertoire is like a Blues travelogue. Listen to her play and you’ll hear pre-war Delta slide, wailing laments, single chord Mississippi Hills grooves, intricate and beautiful Piedmont finger picking, rollicking New Orleans barrelhouse, greasy Memphis soul, driving classic Chicago sounds, the country stylings of Texas swing, and the uptown sounds of the West Coast. On her latest release - ‘Professin’ the Blues’ - Fiona digs deep into her love of acoustic blues guitar and songwriting: the roots of the Blues. As her friend and musical mentor, the late, great Hubert Sumlin said, ‘She’s got it! I’ve played with all of them – and she’s got it!’
Constantly touring, Fiona divides her time between Australia, Nth America, and Europe. Her home-away-from home is Portland, Oregon, as she follows the Festival seasons in both hemispheres. When she’s back in Australia, Fiona lives on the Clarence River in northern NSW, with her husband Steve, a social activist and Anglican priest, and between them they share the joys of five children and eight grandchildren.