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On this collection of covers, Susan Tedeschi pivots away from strapping blues rock to explore an intimate mix of soul, gospel, and roots rock. It’s a fantastic showcase for her warmth and versatility. She transforms the Stones’ rickety country shuffle “You Got the Silver” into a swelling expression of love, while on the classic ballad “Sweet Forgiveness,” she reveals all new shades of tenderness in the lyrics. Maybe the most touching is Tedeschi’s spiritual rendition of Dylan’s “Lord Protect My Child,” which is sure to leave any parent within earshot teary-eyed.

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More Gospel than Blues

Earlier I gave the CD only 3 stars, but after listening to it more thoroughly over the weekend I realized that it is INCREDIBLE. Her lyrics and style is a little different compared to her earlier music from "Better Days," and "Just Won't Burn," but none the less great. This CD and "Wait for Me" are a lot more positive, which I'm sure has everything to do with all the changes/additions to her life over the past few years. I think they give her music more passion. "Mr. Charlie" is one of my favorites, as well as "magnificent sanctuary band," "Soul of a Man," "Tired of My Tears," "Evidence," and "You Got the Silver." Just incredible. The other day I was dissapointed, today I am overwhelmed. As always her music is so moving and soulful, but I finally got a chance to see her live in Baltimore Saturday night and SHE WAS INCREDIBLE. It was so effortless for her to pour out her soul. When she came back for an oncore she sang "Don't Think Twice," and when the song was over she actually started crying. She is so soft spoken until she gets in front of the microphone, then energy just pours out. Incredible.

A bit disappointing....

Like the first reviewer, I've been a fan for a while....and have grown very attached to Wait for Me and the live album. When I heard Susan Tedeschi had signed with Verve I was worried that it would result in releases which were overproduced and which strayed from her great capacity to be both raw and tender at the same time. For me, this is an unfortunate's reaching too much for a Motown sound...seems lacking in direction....has themes which don't work for me too well and, worst of all, she doesn't play guitar on a single track. Oh...there are some gems, but it's not in the same bluesy league as her earlier stuff. "Wait for Me" is just sexier....more clever and muscially more inventive and impressive. The first reviewer wonders if she's just too happy? Well, I still have great respect for her and hope, indeed, she's personally happy at this time of her life. But grit is still possible, you know?

Wow, Susan Strikes Again!

Wow, Susan Strikes Again, with a fantastic soulful album. She has the bluesy sound of Bonnie Raitt, but yet is fresh to the ears. She has a lot of slow grooves on this album which showcase her strong "blues" voice. Not as much boot scootin' on this one... but still the total package! Love it!


Born: November 9, 1970 in Boston, MA

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

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...
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