Rolling Stone - No. 988, p.1203 out of 5 stars
- "...[F]iery interpretations of often-overlooked soul, rock, blues, folks and gospel tracks....[R]aw but exceedingly well-played...."
Down Beat - p.743 stars out of 5
-- "Her confident singing voice mixes subtle dark tones with brighter shades of joy and friskiness on selections from the troves of, among others, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Iris DeMent and Percy Mayfield."
Personnel: Susan Tedeschi (vocals); Susan Tedeschi; David Palmer (piano, electric piano, Hammond b-3 organ); David Palmer (piano, electric piano); Jebin Bruni (Hammond b-3 organ); Paul Bryan (bass guitar); Niki Haris, Niki Harris, The Blind Boys of Alabama (background vocals); Doyle Bramhall II (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Derek Trucks (electric guitar, dobro); Jay Bellerose (drums, percussion); Jean McClain (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Ed Cherney .
Recording information: Sound Factory, Hollywood, CA (04/01/2005-04/14/2005).
Photographer: Kwaku Alston.
Three years after her Grammy-nominated record, WAIT FOR ME, Massachusetts-based blues singer Susan Tedeschi returned with a new studio album, produced by Joe Henry. As always, Tedeschi applies her soulful vocals to a variety of stirring covers, including a spare take on the Rolling Stones' "You Got the Silver" and a pleading rendition of Bob Dylan's "Lord Protect My Child." Here the formidable vocalist is aided by her husband, multi-instrumentalist Derek Trucks, as well as guitarist Doyle Bramhall II (Eric Clapton) and the Blind Boys of Alabama.