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Susan Tedeschi

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Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Susan Tedeschi is part of the new generation of blues musicians looking for ways to keep the form exciting, vital, and evolving. Tedeschi's live shows are by no means straight-ahead urban blues. Instead, she freely mixes classic R&B, blues, and her own gospel and blues-flavored originals into her sets. She's a young, sassy blues belter with musical sensibilities that belie her years. Tedeschi began singing when she was four and already active in local choir and theater in Norwell, a southern suburb of Boston. At 13, she began singing with local bands and continued her music studies at Berklee, honing her guitar skills and also joining the Reverence Gospel Ensemble. She started the first incarnation of her blues band upon graduating in 1991, with vocalist/guitarist Adrienne Hayes, a fellow blues enthusiast whom she met at the House of Blues in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, and Boston-area singer Toni Lynn Washington were Tedeschi's most important influences; in starting her band, in fact, she used Washington's backing band and hustled up gigs on nights when Washington and her band were not already booked. Since they began performing around Boston's fertile blues scene, Tedeschi and her band developed into a tightly knit, road-ready group, and have played several major blues festivals. Guitarist Sean Costello has since replaced original guitarist and co-vocalist Hayes, who left the group to pursue her own musical interests. The Susan Tedeschi Band's first album, Just Won't Burn, was released on the Boston-based Tone-Cool Records in early 1998. The band for her debut on Tone-Cool includes guitarist Costello, bassist Jim Lamond, and drummer Tom Hambridge; guitarist Hayes also contributes. Just Won't Burn is a powerful collection of originals, plus a sparkling cover of John Prine's "Angel from Montgomery." Tedeschi and band also do justice to a tune Ruth Brown popularized, "Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean," and Junior Wells' "Little by Little." The appropriately titled Wait for Me appeared in 2002 and was followed two years later by the CD and DVD Live from Austin TX. 2005's Hope and Desire found Tedeschi on the Verve Forecast label; it was followed up by the stellar Back to the River. In a desire to spend more time with her husband Derek Trucks (who led his own group and was a guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band) and their children, the pair formed the soul-blues group the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, an 11-piece ensemble that also included brothers Oteil and Kofi Burbridge on bass and keyboards, respectively, and drummers Tyler Greenwell and J.J. Johnson. The unit signed to Sony's Masterworks imprint and released their debut album, Revelator in June of of 2011. ~ Richard Skelly
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Albums by
Susan Tedeschi

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    12 songs

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    Hope and Desire

    11 songs

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    Back to the River

    1 song

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    True

    1 song

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    Tired of My Tears

    15 songs

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    Live from Austin TX

    11 songs

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    Wait for Me

    11 songs

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    Just Won't Burn

    10 songs

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    Better Days

    12 songs

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    Back to the River [Bonus Version]

    1 song

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    Talking About

    30 songs

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    Live from Austin TX

    15 songs

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    Live from Austin, TX [LP]

    15 songs

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    Live From Austin TX [DVD]


Top Songs by
Susan Tedeschi

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  2.   Just Won't Burn
  3.   Little by Little
  4.   Angel from Montgomery
  5.   Learning the Hard Way
  6.   Back to the River
  7.   700 Houses
  8.   Voodoo Woman
  9.   Can't Sleep at Night
  10.   Rock Me Right
  11.   Revolutionize Your Soul
  12.   Lost Lover Blues
  13.   Talking About
  14.   Gonna Move
  15.   Can't Leave You Alone
  16.   (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean
  17.   The Feeling Music Brings
  18.   People
  19.   You Got the Silver
  20.   You Need to Be with Me
  21.   There's a Break in the Road
  22.   Friar's Point
  23.   Looking for Answers
  24.   Found Someone New
  25.   Love's in Need of Love Today
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Susan Tedeschi

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    Blues

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    Brothers Osborne: I Am The DJ

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    Modern Blues

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    B.B. King: DNA

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    Eclectic Rock


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