Written by: Laura Shine, WFPK 91.9 FM on-air host
Author bio follows commentary.
Ticketing & Details: Susan Tedeschi with James Hunter, November 25, Brown Theatre on Broadway
Susan Tedeschi revived my interest in the blues when I first heard her album "Just Won't Burn" in 1998.
She also revived my love for great singers which had begun to wane in the over-produced super stars of the day...that I don't believe could have sung a note on pitch without a lot of mechanical and technical help.
Tedeschi's talent was so raw and heartfelt that she could not be dismissed as some commercially over-produced product put out by a greedy record company looking for the next big thing.
She was the real deal and still is...ten years after her debut.
There are two performances that stand out for me in the years past and both were in very intimate venues.
The first was in a hotel room in Boulder, Co. at a radio conference.
There were several singer/songwriters there for a late night session, but Susan Tedeschi is the only one I remember.
I remember her because she was so tired and vulnerable and got overcome with emotion about a blues player who had recently died.
She apologized for her tears but no apology was needed - especially after she delivered songs and a performance that gave me chills and left me in complete awe of her talent.
He's amazing and perhaps one of the best guitarists there is right now on the scene. His performance was enough - but Susan came up and did a Paul Pena song called "Gonna Move" and it brought the house down.
I highly recommend catching her live at The Brown Theatre on November 25 with James Hunter (another favorite of mine).
You won't regret it ...nor will you forget it!
About the author: Laura Shine started her stint on public radio in 1992 as a hobby, with a one-hour show Sundays on WFPL 89.3 FM called WomanWaves. Today, Laura's on-air features on 91.9 FM WPFK include: Guilty Pleasure of the Day (weekdays at 3:20 p.m.); interviews with Todd Brashear from Wild & Wooly Video (Tuesdays at 4 p.m.); and The 5 o'clock Shadow (weekdays at 5 p.m.).
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