Lucky 13 delivers sassy and soulful electric and acoustic blues from Fiona Boyes, the first Australian - and first woman - to win the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge. Fiona's magnetic stage presence and infectious smile have charmed audiences both abroad and in the US - she's performed at the W. C. Handy Awards, Chicago Blues Festival, Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, and Portland's Waterfront Blues Festival. Recording in Austin TX, Fiona was joined by a full band including special guests Marcia Ball, "Steady Rollin'" Bob Margolin , and Kaz Kazanoff & the Texas Horns to record a tour-de-force of raw acoustic blues, swing, electric blues, rockabilly - and every style of blues in between. Lucky 13 also showcases Fiona's proficiency as a songwriter - she penned 10 of the 13 songs on the disc. Her understanding of American roots music and clever storytelling distinguishes her songs from records which merely cover blues standards. But this album is not a nostalgic walk through your parents' music collection. Boyes' contemporary sensibilities perfectly mix the soul of the blues in her songs to give this album a thoroughly fresh feel.