SAY FAREWELL to 2013 with the Peter Karp-Sue Foley Quartet and
sing and strut your way into the New Year with a high-voltage,
plank-spankin’, slide-guitar stompin’ evening of Blues and Boogie.
Opening? Jersey’s own blues cruisers, Big City Breakout.
Have a preview of the night right here:
Peter Karp first caught national attention with help from Rolling
Stone guitarist Mick Taylor who recorded and toured with Karp on
his first label release The Turning Point. Fusing a songwriting style
akin to John Hiatt and John Prine, with impressive guitar and slide
licks infused by his love of Freddie King and Elmore James, Peter
Karp personifies the gutsy downlow side of the Americana genre,
seamlessly blending Blues, Country and Roots styles with a high
sense of entertainment.
Sue Foley is considered to be one of the finest Blues artists working
today. Her first release at age 23 — 1992’s Young Girl Blues —
immediately established her unique talents as a top guitarist and
songwriter. Throughout the ’90s she took to the road with her
paisley Telecaster, sharing the stage with such artists as B.B. King,
Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams and Tom Petty and recording 10
additional albums of Blues classics and originals.
In 2010, she teamed with Peter Karp for He Said She Said, an album
of Blues originals that was #1 for six straight weeks on the National
Blues and Roots Charts while earning nominations at the International
Blues Music Awards in Memphis and the Maple Blues Awards in
Since then Karp and Foley have kept up a frenetic touring pace with
features at Bayfront Blues Festival, New York State Blues Festival,
Pittsburgh Blues Festival, Bethlehem Musikfest, the Americana
Festival, Castel San Pietro Blues in Italy.
“This album rocks so good one begins to search for a male/female
duo for comparison. Clearly there is no one to compare them to, at
least not in modern contemporary blues.”
— Richard Ludmerer, BluesWax
“Karp’s voice is immediately convincing, a big, bold, soul-drenched
instrument that makes even his most troubadour-influenced material
sound bluesy. In addition, he’s a terrific keyboard player and an
elegantly stylish slide guitarist. Sue Foley is equally well known for
her scintillating skills on guitar, her incisive and open-hearted
songwriting, and a voice capable of highly expressive, soulful
— Steve Pick, AboutBlues.com
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Big City Breakout band photo