Susan Tedeschi was first turned onto blues by her father’s Lightning Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt records.
Susan’s vocal style is often described as a blend of Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt. You can hear that influence clearly on Susan’s smoking version of Koko Taylor’s Voodoo Woman. As for her guitar style: Susan was influenced by Freddie King, Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson, Buddy Guy and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Tedeschi has released six albums: Better Days (1995), Just Won’t Burn (1998), Wait For Me (2002), Live From Austin, TX (2004), Hope and Desire (2005) and 2008’s well-received Back To The River.
Susan is married to slide guitarist Derek Trucks. The pair often collaborate in the band Soul Stew Revival, made up of members of The Susan Tedeschi Band and the Derek Trucks Band.
Listen: Susan Tedeschi - 700 Houses (live at the 2009 Cambridge Folk Festival)