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Susan Tedeschi – livefromaustintxSusan Tedeschi – livefromaustintx
{Recorded June 17, 2003 at the Austin City Limits. 2004 | New West Records}

Tedeschi came out with guns a blazin’ after her Grammy nominated debut. I’ve seen Tedeschi a couple of times, she is an over-achiever that can sing, man can she sing. I would say she sounds somewhat like a modern day Janis Joplin, and she plays guitar too.

Susan is classified as a blues singer, she is not sure that is accurate, she sees herself as ‘American Roots’ “I think back to the 60’s when Bob Dylan, Mahalia Jackson and Muddy Waters would play on the same bill. It’s all music that comes from the soul.”

This is Susan’s third appearance at Austin City Limits. This CD has 15 songs; of which five are original, a Sly Stone song [1], a song co-written with husband Derek Trucks [2] (the Allman brothers wicked slide guitarist), a Stevie Wonder song [6], a Bob Dylan song [7], a Koko Taylor song [8], and a song co-written with Tommy Shannon [9] (Stevie Ray Vaughans Double Trouble bass player.

1. You Can Make It If You Try – this is a funky 70’s R&B tune, decent organ playing.

2. The Feeling Music Brings – Tedeschi brings a level of intensity to every song, this is almost gospel-esque.

3. Alone – is Bonnie Raitt like, kinda country.

4. Wait For Me – a slow waltz.

5. Hampmotized – very funky organ and bass.

6. Love’s In Need Of Love Today – a fair rendition of Stevie Wonders song.

Susan Tedeschi7. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – a very slow ballad, standard?

8. Voodoo Woman – good vocals, decent song.

9. In The Garden – a pretty song, wasn’t expecting pretty though.

10. Gonna Move – first evidence of some electric blues, not a lot it had a country-pop sound.

11. Wrapped In The Arms Of Another – another slow ballad.

12. It Hurt So Bad – from her first album, a great song. I prefer the studio version with less organ playing and more guitar. We get a taste of her vocal magnitude here.

13. Lost Lover Blues

14. I Fell In Love – a bluesy shuffle, some keys, it’s the best song on this CD.

15. Angel From Montgomery

Susan Tedeschi – guitar & vocals
Jason Crosby – keyboards, violin & vocals
William Green – Hammond B-3 & vocals
Ron Perry – bass & vocals
Jeff Sipe – drums & vocals

Tedeschi is young, energetic and extremely talented. I suppose we will be continually blessed and impressed with her guitar craftsmanship, singing and songwriting. This is also a live DVD too. As far as this CD I was disappointed in that it lacked the intensity of her first CD “Just Won’t Burn”. I would not recommend you running out and buying this CD if you are expecting a smokin’ electric blues CD!

Rating 1.98

Ciao' for now, peace.
Peter 'Cornbread' Cohen, CBP

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