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Fans of bluegrass, blues, country, Americana, Cajun music and other roots styles surely know about MerleFest. This great festival has been drawing music lovers by the tens of thousands to Wilkesboro, North Carolina for 27 years now — and we’re proud to say that the 2014 Merlefest has invited two members of the Yellow Dog Records family to perform!

Mary Flower and Fiona Boyes, two utterly unique and fantastic guitar stylists, will be at MerleFest this year along with Ralph Stanley, Alan Jackson, Merle Haggard, Old Crow Medicine Show… with over 130 acts scheduled between April 24 and 27, you’ll want to get in gear and get on down there! Say hi to Mary and Fiona for us…

Fiona Boyes is nominated twice in this year’s Blues Blast Music Awards, sponsored by the weekly Blues Blast Magazine.

Her excellent album Blues Woman is nominated for “Best Traditional Blues Recording”, while Fiona herself is nominated for “Best Female Artist”.

These honors follow Fiona’s recent Blues Music Award nomination for “Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year” and widespread airplay for Blues Woman, which reached #1 on XM Satellite Radio’s Bluesville, #1 on the Roots Music Report Blues chart, and charted for 4 consecutive months up to #2 on the Living Blues Radio Chart.

In addition to the streaming previews of Blues Woman on our artist pages, Chicago-area radio station WGLT has also put together a page with sound samples of all BBMA nominees at http://www.wglt.org/programs/blues/blues_blast/blues_blast.phtml.

Voting closes on August 31st, so please visit http://www.illinoisblues.com/bbma/2010/bbmavote2010.php today to support Fiona with your vote! While you’re there, we can recommend Blues Blast Magazine as a high-quality source of blues-genre music news, so don’t hesitate to sign up for their weekly newsletter.

Congratulations to Eden Brent and Fiona Boyes for their nominations in this year’s Blues Music Awards! Eden earned a nomination for the second year in a row for “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year”, while Fiona Boyes is nominated for the fourth consecutive year, this time as “Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year”.

The Blues Music Awards (formerly known as the W.C. Handy Awards) are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists. And best of all, you can vote in the awards process! Visit The Blues Foundation to join, and then this link to vote once you are a member. Voting is open now through February 28.


Blues Woman, Fiona Boyes‘ second album for Yellow Dog Records, captures the striking, original talent that allows Boyes to write, sing and play anything in the blues realm with total conviction. Its 15 songs run a rollicking trip through the contemporary blues landscape — from Chicago to Texas to Mississippi’s hill country and the Delta, all evocatively conjured by Boyes’ and producer Mark “Kaz” Kazanoff’s true-to-the-bone arrangements.

Recorded in Austin TX, with a full band including special guests Marcia Ball, Pinetop Perkins, and Watermelon Slim, Blues Woman manifests the soulful, authoritative style of this native Australian and three-time Blues Music Award nominee to full effect.


Fiona Boyes is honored to be the 2009 Ambassador for the Australian Blues Music Festival, held annually in a variety of venues throughout the historic NSW city of Goulburn. The Festival showcases the very best of emerging and established blues acts from around Australia.

Five roots music masters… Thirteen Blues Music Award nominations… One lineup… Zero cover!

Yellow Dog Records presents an afternoon of blues excellence, this Friday Feb 6 2009 during International Blues Challenge weekend. We’ll be at King’s Palace, 162 Beale Street, downtown Memphis. It’s free to the public, so please join us as we present:

Eden Brent will perform songs from her 2008 album Mississippi Number One, nominated as “Acoustic Album of the Year” in the 2009 Blues Music Awards.

Rich Del Grosso and Fiona Boyes will perform songs from their 2008 album Live From Bluesville, also nominated as “Acoustic Album of the Year” in the 2009 Blues Music Awards!

And, Mary Flower and Fiona Boyes will each premiere songs from their upcoming albums Bridges and Blues Woman, set for spring releases from Yellow Dog Records.

See you there!

Yellow Dog Records is once again well-represented in this year’s Blues Music Awards, with two artists recognized with award nominations. Eden Brent and her Yellow Dog Records debut album Mississippi Number One notched nominations in four categories: “Acoustic Album of the Year”, “Acoustic Artist of the Year”, “Best New Artist Debut”, and “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year”. Fiona Boyes earned a nomination for the third consecutive year with a nomination for “Acoustic Album of the Year”.

The Blues Music Awards (formerly known as the W.C. Handy Awards) are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists. And best of all, you can vote in the awards process! Visit The Blues Foundation to join, and then this link to vote once you are a member. Voting is open now until March 2nd, 2009.

Yellow Dog Records is well-represented in this year’s Blues Music Awards, with three artists recognized with award nominations. The Soul of John Black and his Yellow Dog Records debut album The Good Girl Blues are nominated for “Best New Artist Debut”, while Mary Flower is nominated for “Acoustic Artist of the Year”.Fiona Boyes becomes a two-time nominee with this year’s nomination for”Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year”.

The Blues Music Awards (formerly known as the W.C. Handy Awards) are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists. And best of all, you can vote in the awards process! Visit The Blues Foundation to join, and then this link to vote once you are a member. Voting is open now until Feb 29, 2008.

In this year’s “The bluestar Awards,” Australia’s premier blues nod, YDR artists Fiona Boyes and William Lee Ellis both were both recognized with awards.

William Lee Ellis, as part of the the ‘Industry Choice’ categories, was awarded the “Best International CD Release – Solo” for his latest, God’s Tattoos.

Fiona Boyes, an Australian native, cleaned up with three nominations and three awards! Fiona’s latest, Lucky 13, was acknowledged as “Album of the Year” and “Best Australian CD Release – Band,” while she was also given the honor of “Best Australian Vocal – Female“.

Congratulations to them both!


We’re thrilled that Lucky 13, the debut album for Yellow Dog Records by Fiona Boyes, has been nominated for a Blues Music Award for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year!

The Blues Music Awards (formerly known as the W.C. Handy Awards) are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists. And best of all, you can vote for Fiona in the awards process! Visit The Blues Foundation to join, and then this link to vote once you are a member.

To celebrate Fiona’s nomination and to encourage membership in the Blues Foundation, Yellow Dog Records has teamed with Maton Guitars to offer a free reward pack to all Blues Foundation members who contact us before the end of February! The reward pack includes two free sampler CDs, one free DVD, and a chance to win a Maton Mastersound MS500LS electric guitar (valued at more than $1,500) autographed by Fiona and legendary guitarist Hubert Sumlin. To learn how to request your free reward pack, please read here for instructions.

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