Susan Tedeschi

Genres: Blues
Descriptive "tags": blues female vocalists blues rock singer-songwriter rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

7 November 1970, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. A blues singer/guitarist who draws adroitly from other musical traditions, including rock and reggae, Tedeschi’s literate songs are informed by writers such as Massachusetts poet Emily Dickinson. She grew up the youngest of three children in the Boston suburb of Norwell, immersing herself in her father’s blues and folk records and writing her first song, ‘Somebody Watches’, at the age of 14. She also sang in churches before taking a degree in jazz and rock at the Berklee College Of Music. After graduation in 1991, she became a regular at local blues jams held at Boston venues such as Wally’s. She made her recording debut in 1995 with Better Days, a record whose songwriting authority and skill belied its low-budget recording. Tracks such as ‘Love Never Treats Me Right’ and ‘Gonna Write Him A Letter’ attracted critical plaudits and precipitated a move to a major label for the...

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