'She’s got it …. you know what I’m talkin’ about, she’s got it!
I’ve played with all the great players, and she’s got it! '
- Hubert Sumlin, legendary guitarist with Howlin' Wolf Band
Some Press Quotes:
Far and away the most significant Australian female Blues performer - Rhythms Magazine
She scares the hell out of me … I ain’t never heard a woman play guitar like that … you make love to that guitar - ‘Sunshine’ Sonny Payne, King Biscuit Time, Radio KFFA, Helena, Arkansas.
Some of the purest, sassiest and smartest blues yet … old time, gut-busting blues … she is living proof of the universality of the Blues experience, coming from around the world to give back the raw blues of the Delta in a fresh, personal way – Blues Wax(USA)
Sounds as authentic as Mississippi Fred McDowell – Blues Revue (USA)
These originals could have been sung by Memphis Minnie … stinging resonator and vocals … her music has the ambiance of the 30’s … there’s a strength and purpose to each picked note … Boyes moves into classic blues woman territory – Blues Revue
Fingerpicking that sparkles with imagination, texture, motion and ornamentation; her singing has the persuasive ease of confidence. Unreservedly recommended – Blues Revue (USA)
A real find … playing the blues with subtlety and savvy - Blues Revue (USA)
This Aussie is poised to be a huge internationally acclaimed singer/guitarist – Jazz Review (USA)
Boyes is the leading female blues singer, and one of the finest finger-picking guitarists, in Australia - Terry Reilly, ‘The Age’
Some of the most listenable folk blues I've heard in a long time … a remarkable solo debut by an artist with a lot of good music to come … who bears close watching in the future – Al Handa, Delta Snake Review
Thanks for your wonderful new album. It feels really good, the playing is righteous and you can sing for me anytime ... excellent guitar work too. I love your tone - Michael Hill, Michael Hill’s Blues Mob
It’s been my intention to write this review for weeks now, but whenever I’ve sat down to do just that I’ve ended up mesmerized – paralyzed – by the pure pleasure of just listening to this wonderful music - Bjorn Wiksaas, Norwegian Blues News
To discerning readers, this young Australian cannot be unknown. Blues In My Heart is not only her first solo project but a clear acoustic album. The lovely Fiona attracts attention with her strong singing and tender guitar play … All Class!! - Dirk Fohrs, BluesNews (Germany)
Fiona Boyes refuses to sound like anyone else, singing with great style and a wonderful sense of swing … a swampy, deep-South hot pot of American sounds, Australian style. - Rhythms Magazine (Australia)
What really shines out … is the sheer talent of Boyes. Make no bones about it, whether it’s penning lyrics, picking on the guitar or using her voice to interpret a tune, this gal really knows her blues … Her voice is a total complement to her mature fingerpicking style and this album is also proof that she is Australia’s foremost female blue guitarist. Fiona Boyes is to Australia what Rory Block is to America! - Werner Martin, Inpress (Australia)