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Here is how AllMusic starts its bio of blues guitarist and singer Susan Tedeschi:

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 was interviewed by Guitar Player and has a page at NPR with many links. Lyrics Freak offers a basic bio, and the dates for the tour of The Tedeschi Trucks Band, which continues later this month. Tedeschi is married to band mate Derek Trucks, who is the nephew of drummer Butch Trucks, a founding member of The Allman's Brothers band.

Here are Midnight in Harlem, It Hurts Me Too and Let the Good Times Roll.

Originally posted to cweinsch on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 06:29 AM PDT.

Also republished by An Ear for Music.

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  •  No one can replace Janis in my heart but Susan T. (2+ / 0-)
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    Joieau, Russgirl

    comes awfully close. First saw her on PBS several years ago. She rocks!

    Just give me some truth. John Lennon--- OWS------Too Big To Fail

    by burnt out on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 07:02:44 AM PDT

  •  Midnight in Harlem (2+ / 0-)
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    Russgirl, zett

    is destined to become a forever-classic, will be covered by every blues-heavy bar band in the country from now on, and nobody will ever get sick of it.

    Have known Derek since he was just a single-digit midget, 'discovered' Susan the day she and Derek met in the studio of this region's great NPR station, WNCW. She's genuinely nice, extremely talented, and makes a mean peach cobbler!

    •  Saw them a few months ago - wow! (2+ / 0-)
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      Joieau, zett

      GREAT backup band with everyone rocking out on stage and having FUN.

      Susan has wonderful vocal range... felt for a moment on some songs that I was back in deep South.  Very moving, mid-week concert downtown - looked around at intermission and there were a few "grey haired" folks around.  Worth the time to go out mid-week - picked up their latest few albums... husband is now playing guitar at home to them.

      If anyone has the chance to see them... whatever day... JUST DO IT!

    •  Thanks... (1+ / 0-)
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      Joieau

      ...people at this site obviously hobnob with the best.

      Please visit The Daily Music Break for some good music.

      by cweinsch on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 08:22:09 AM PDT

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      •  Mostly see the Truckses (1+ / 0-)
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        zett

        When visiting the fam back in Florida, don't do that so much anymore since little sis died. She was a blues singer, sounded quite a lot like Susan back in the day. She was a huge Derek supporter, transported him and Dad all over the southeast for gigs back when he wasn't old enough to hang out in bars without a chaperone! Derek and Susan came off tour to host her memorial at their place, they inherited her yellow canoe.

        They have played at Warren Haynes' Christmas Jam locally, which we wouldn't miss for anything. He also tours with the Allmans and we get to see him when they're in town. Got to be friends with Derek's parents many years ago when we were all having issues with formal education for our prodigy-sons. Great people all around.

    •  Yes, I remember that specifically. (1+ / 0-)
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      Joieau

      My wife got me their CD for my birthday, and I have enjoed listening to it, and that cut.

      Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

      by tom 47 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 08:30:17 AM PDT

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  •  Just saw Tedeschi-Trucks band here in Dallas (0+ / 0-)

    last month.  B.B King opened, and I didn't know T-T from boo.  Great musicians, both the leaders and the members of the band, all.  They should go far.

    I like Susan's vocals, and I heard a bit of Janis J., a hint of Emmylou Harris, and some Bonnie Raitt in there.  She's got her own sound, too, and is a hellacious guitarist.

    To be fair, I also heard Bonnie Raitt this last weekend here in Dallas, so I've been able to compare the two first-hand.  There is no comparison for a truly seasoned musician and performer with 40 years under her belt to a young, up-and-comer like Tedeschi.  Raitt is just such a great person, at-ease on stage, and a wonderful entertainer.  Great guitairist, too; she played about six or seven instruments, every one different, specific to the song at hand.

    Tedeschi is still working at it, as good as she is technically and as gifted as her voice is.  In fairness, she just hasn't lived as much as Bonnie Raitt.   I heard a great musician in Tedeschi, and with more living experience she has the promise to be as good as Raitt.  Maybe she is as good as Raitt was at her age/stage/experience.  That I can't say. My fantasy (musically speaking) is to hear them collaborate on something, either in the studio or on stage.  They would be great together.

    I remember a ballad that Raitt did with Herbie Hancock on one of her albums - - just vocals and piano: "I Ain't Gonna Let You Break My Heart Again".  Now, THAT's two seasoned musicians working together with complementary talents, respecting each other, and with a result that exceeds the individual gifts of either individually.  The track to me was sublime, and I can get chills and a small heartache thinking of it.  It reminds me of the best collaboration of pianist and vocal soloist in art songs of the 18th century, with all the pathos of the Goethe or Schiller or Loewe, or whoever wrote the poetry to begin with, and some 20th century in-your-face raw blues-ballad emotionality.

    Maybe these two wonderful musicians could find something like that in common musical expression.

    I think Tedeschi-Trucks are a group to watch, and I hope they keep touring, recording, and are successful.  And maybe Susan and Bonnie will work on some project together sometime.  A fan can dream, right?

    Nice subject for the non-debate diary!

    Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

    by tom 47 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 08:28:28 AM PDT

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