Thursday, January 26, 2012


Tantramarsh Blues Society Presents

Blind Pig recording artist Peter Karp (New Jersey) and
Juno-Winner Sue Foley (Ottawa)

Saturday, Feb 4, 9 PM @ George's Roadhouse
Sackville, NB

Tickets are $12 in advance (at Ducky's ) and $15 at the door

Special Student Price (at the door only, ID required): $8

Peter Karp: "I had met Canadian guitarist singer/songwriter Sue Foley at The Ottawa Blues Festival in 2006. I was there playing with my band and I caught her act. She caught my ear. Nice guitar work sure - but fine songs and interesting voice. A real character voice. I remembered that when I was cutting tracks for "Shadows and Cracks." I had written a duet called "That Smile" and was discussing with my manager at the time which female artists to approach to do the job. "Sue Foley?", he asked. "You sound so different from one another." "Exactly", I replied. I drove with my band up to Ottawa for a gig and a recording date. We met in a run down house/studio. She acted cool. Too cool I reckoned. I'm not sure if it was the filthy surroundings or the fact that the equipment didn't work or that when we tried to sing together we couldn't harmonize that finally broke the ice and turned the whole thing into a laugh. Later she came to our gig and sat in. We said goodbye and went our separate ways. Over the course of the next year and a half while I was arduously touring the US promoting "Shadows and Cracks" we stayed in touch via email. At first the letters were cordial and light fare. But as the rigors of touring, the isolation of the road and my out of control drinking and manic depression took hold, these letters became more revealing. I don't have many friends and I don't trust easily. Sue Foley became a disembodied confidante. Someone I could share everything with which became particularly important to me during my wife's illness. We wrote about everything. No holds barred. And why not? We never saw one another; never even talked on the phone. There were no strings attached - only a safety net. That's how it felt anyway.
Finally in late 2009 when I was ready to go back to work we decided that we would work together. We'd look to the letters for our next CD - and turn them into songs. The result was "He Said - She Said" released on Blind Pig in March 2010. This collaboration has turned into a partnership. As of this writing we are touring and working on a brand new record."
He Said - She Said is an inspired and winning collaboration of original songs by Canadian Juno award winner Sue Foley and critically acclaimed U.S. singer / songwriter and Blind Pig artist Peter Karp. The songs are adapted from letters and e-mails between the two over a 2-year period.

Peter says, "What started as a casual exchange became a revealing account of the personal struggles and dramatic changes that were happening in our lives. Our shared thoughts became intimate. Then, weturned those letters into songs and made a great CD together."

The show encompasses folk, jazz, flamenco & blues resulting in an event that is moving, literate, romantic, rocking & exciting. It also has lots of humor and is very engaging moving between nylon acoustic guitar, dobro, piano and electric guitars. These two songwriters bring a wealth of performance history to this collaboration. Their new CD was released in March 2010 on Blind Pig Records and hit #1 on the Blues Chart for 6 weeks and Top 10 on Billboard!

The Buzz
"He Said - She Said is a unique, daring idea beautifully executed by two talented, inspired artists unafraid to express themselves in songs of love, hope, longing, emptiness and frustration."
Blues Revue Magazine

"The kind of cross-genre stew that the Robert Plant-Alison Krauss "Raising Sand" project a few years ago only hinted at, "He Said She Said" is a wonderfully creative collaboration and one of those rare combinations of disparate talents that causes each to push the other into something new and delightful - along the lines of Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris."
San Diego North Country Times, CA

"This is a great record, absolutely not to be missed. 14 tracks of some of the sexiest, steamiest, dramatic, and comedic tunes I have ever heard from two very different artists. There is chemistry here."
Rod Ames - No Depression Magazine
"It's not a concept you see every day - two artists chronicling their growing relationship in song. Make those artists as gifted as Peter Karp and Sue Foley, and the results are as compelling as they are candid."
Nick Cristiano, Philadelphia Inquirer

Thanks to the TBS sponsors, without whom The 9th annual TBS blues series would be impossible: The Sackville Save Easy, The Sackville Tribue Post, Ove Samuelson Law Office, George's Roadhouse, Rod Allen Co. Ltd., the Marshlands Inn, Joey's Pizza, The Argosy and CHMA.



For our out of town friends, you can buy your tickets on a visa card by calling Ducky’s at 536-1344.

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