Distinctive New Album from Australian Fiona Boyes!
The cigar box with the green dice knobs (hence
the title “Box & Dice”) as well as the four-string guitar
are one-of-a-kind instruments made for Fiona. The
baritone National Reso-lectric is quite rare. The 6-string
blond guitar is custom-made for Fiona by Maton of Australia.
Fiona Boyes plays deep Blues, influenced by a myriad of traditional regional styles. She has carved an international reputation as a blues 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 material 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 National Reso-Lectric 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! - her first recording with her long-time Australian rhythm section, drummer Mark Grunden and Dean Addision, double bass.
Award-Winning Artist Fiona Boyes
After winning the International Blues Challenge as a solo artist, Australian guitarist Fiona Boyes was nominated for FOUR Blues Music Awards over four years in FOUR different categories!
A distinctive finger-style guitarist, her soulful, authoritative style has earned her unprecedented recognition overseas as an Australian artist. 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.
Come and enjoy an original, intriguing road-trip through the Blues!