Susan Tedeschi's knack for combining her passion for American roots music with an awe-inspiring vocal prowess has led to a successful and critically acclaimed career spanning two decades. Blessed with an ability to dig deep and deliver powerful R&B belters or wrap her voice around a gentle ballad, she is a talented guitarist as well, steeped in the electric blues tradition. Tedeschi earned her devoted following through hard work, relentless touring and powerful studio work, both as a solo artist and as front-woman of the Grammy-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band, a group she co-founded in 2010 with husband Derek Trucks.
Tedeschi was born in 1970 and grew up in the Boston suburb of Norwell. Her musical inclinations were apparent by age 6, when she made her debut public performance as an understudy in a Broadway musical. She began singing with local bands at the age of 13, took up the guitar and by 18 had formed her first group focusing on original music. After graduating from Berklee College of Music at the age of 20, she immersed herself in Boston’s fertile blues scene and had soon established herself as one of New England's top live acts.
Tedeschi’s growing reputation as both a powerful singer and talented guitarist led to her debut album Better Days a year later. In 1998, she recorded the critically acclaimed, national breakthrough Just Won't Burn, impressively garnering Gold sales status and earning Tedeschi a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. In 2002, her follow up release Wait for Me was produced by the legendary Tom Dowd and was nominated for a Grammy. Throughout the 2000s Tedeschi opened for such headlining acts as John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones; as well as personal heroes like B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Taj Mahal. After releasing Live from Austin, TX in 2004, she signed her first major label deal, recording Hope and Desire in 2005, and Back to the River in 2008. Both revealed Tedeschi ably handling an expanded canvas of rich R&B flavors and soul material, and both earned her Grammy nominations.
After many nominations, Tedeschi’s first Grammy win came in 2012 as a co-leader of Tedeschi Trucks Band for their debut album Revelator. Tedeschi Trucks Band will return to Boston this summer for shows with The Black Crowes on July 30 and August 6 at Bank of America Pavilion.
Susan will be also performing on the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular with Eric Krasno playing guitar, Kofi Burbridge playing the keys and flute and JJ Johnson on the drums.
For more information visit www.tedeschitrucksband.com