Beyond the Crossroads
Peter Karp and Sue Foley are bringing songs from their exciting new release, 'Beyond the Crossroads' to The Arts Station on Wednesday, April 16. You don't want to miss their first Fernie visit as the singer-songwriter-guitarist duo performs off of their high voltage, plank spanking, piano boogying, slide guitar stomping, blues rocking album.
A gifted singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist and American troubadour, Peter Karp, is a master songsmith with an art for spinning true to life emotions, humour, and candor. With an upbringing that was equal parts southern Alabama and the swamps of New Jersey, Karp’s music is fueled by the Yankee-Rebel juxtaposition. He 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." Karp further established himself on the national scene as a critically acclaimed songwriter, and accomplished guitarist and pianist with the release of his Blind Pig debut entitled "Shadows and Cracks." Critics compare his songwriting to John Hiatt and John Prine, with impressive guitar and slide licks infused by his love of Freddie King and Elmore James. The musician personifies the amorphous Americana sound, seamlessly blending blues and roots music with a high sense of entertainment.
Sue Foley is considered to be one of the finest blues and roots artists working today. Born to a working class family, she spent her early childhood moving from Canadian town to town with her mother. At the young age of 16, Foley embarked on her professional career. By 21, she was living in Austin, Texas and recording for the legendary blues label, Antone's Records. Her first release, "Young Girl Blues," quickly established her unique talents as a blues guitarist and songwriter. Throughout the 90's she took to the road with her paisley Telecaster and honed her craft, working and sharing the stage with such artists as BB King, Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams, and Tom Petty. After moving back to Canada, Foley won the prestigious Juno Award for her critically acclaimed CD "Love Coming Down" as well as 17 Maple Blues Awards.
Karp and Foley will take the stage at The Arts Station at 8 pm on Wednesday night. Tickets are available at The Arts Station, Freshies, Carosella, and online (peterkarpandsuefoley.eventbrite.ca).