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Susan Tedeschi


Susan Tedeschi – Wait for Me

(Tone Cool / Artemis)
Produced by Susan Tedeschi and Richard Rosenblatt
Recorded at Rear Window Studios, Brookline, MA and Made in the Shade Studios, Jacksonville, FL
Engineerd by Nate Dubé with Joe Sullivan and Peter Thornton with Jim Jenness
Mixed by Dave McNair at Jarvis Studios, New York

A lot has happened to Susan Tedeschi in the past few months… A Grammy nomination. A new dual-label deal. A new husband (guitar wunderkind Derek Trucks). A new baby. A whole bunch of new fans. And now, finally, a new album. And though it holds on to some of the best parts of her breakout release, “Just Won’t Burn” ( top among them being co-writer Tom Hambridge), “Wait for Me” also explores new directions with the help of new people including Trucks, Bob Dylan, Double Trouble bass man Tommy Shannon and soul brother Tommy Sims. Opening with the shout it from the rooftops (and she does!) regrets of Sims’ “Alone,” Tedeschi bubbles into the up tempo swing of “Gonna Move” before taking it down a moment with the self-penned pianistic pleadings of “Wrapped in the Arms of Another.” While “Hampmotized” is pure space funk (complete with Colonel Bruce Hampton on the six-string), “Wait for Me” is a sterling blues reminiscent of “At the Dark End of the Street” and other 50s classics. Another polar pairing is the concluding one-two of the Rockabilly number “I Fell In Love” and the back porch balladry of “Blues on Holiday” (featuring Paul Rishell and Annie Raines). Somewhere in the middle of all of these borrowed sounds and collaborative talents, Tedeschi makes a sincere nod to Bob with a competent cover of “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.” All told it is an adventurous album yet one which Tedeschi handles well…with a little help from her expanding circle of friends.

- Matthew S. Robinson
c. 2003, M. S. Robinson, ARR

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