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7 November 1970, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. A blues singer/guitarist who draws adroitly from other musical traditions, including rock and reggae, Tedeschis 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 fathers 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 Wallys. 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...