Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Susan Tedeschi is part of the new generation of blues musicians looking for ways to keep the form exciting, vital, and evolving. Tedeschi's
live shows are by no means straight-ahead urban blues. Instead, she
freely mixes classic R&B, blues ,and her own gospel and
blues-flavored originals into her sets. She's a young, sassy blues
belter with musical sensibilities that belie her years.
began singing when she was four and already active in local choir and
theater in Norwell, a southern suburb of Boston. At 13, she began
singing with local bands and continued her music studies at Berklee,
honing her guitar skills and also joining the Reverence Gospel Ensemble.
She started the first incarnation of her blues band upon graduating in
The Susan Tedeschi Band's second album, Just Won't Burn, was released on the Boston-based Tone-Cool Records in early 1998. This wonderful radio-show was made to promote this album; itīs a beautiful possbility to discover this lady of the Blues.
Personnel: Norm DeMoura (bass) Tim Gearan (slide-guitar) Tom Hambridge (drums, background vocals) Susan Tedeschi (guitar, vocals) Tom West (keyboards)
Tracklist: 01. Introduction 0.44 02. Rock Me Right (Hambridge) 4.56 03. You Need To Be With Me (Tedeschi) 4.44 04. Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean (Lance/Singleton/Wallace) 7.50 05. Friar's Point (Hambridge/Tedeschi) 5.15 06. Little By Little (Wells) 6.43 07. Just Won't Burn (Tedeschi) 7.43 08. Angel From Montgomery (Prine) 5.25 09. It Hurts So Bad (Hambridge) 5.54 10. Outro0.59
1981 was the year Redgum went full time as the band members gave up their day jobs to pursue the band. It was also the year that their 3rd Lp was recorded and released.
I remember hearing about this during an interview on 4zzz, the album was just released it was a promotional thing and they played the single "100 years on".
I still love the song, a modern take on "Waltzing Matilda"it takes s to the heart of John Schumann's songwriting genius, his ability to tell a yarn. This is my favorite Redgum album, its the songs that do it and sure theres a bit on clumsy left rhetoric, but I can forgive it, the brilliance in some songs more than makes up.The sound is less folk like, introducing things like synthesizers, yet not sounding commercial.
The epic "Where you gonna run to now" exposes Schumann's fears for the future and a strong environmental stance that was unheard of at the time
And "The Federal Two Ring Circus" is and very funny take on our political system, but "Your OS Trip" seems a little too bitter.
The truly greatest track however is the Schumann penned "The Last Frontier." Here he captures a young man pilgrimage to the heart of Australia.
Michael Atkinson (guitars, keyboards, vocals) Trevor Courtney (drums, percussion) David Flett (bass)
John Schumann (vocals, guitar)
Chris Timms (vocals, violin)
Verity Truman (vocals, flute, tin whistle, saxophone)
Mark Gillespie (guitar on 09)
Tracklist: 01. 100 Years On (Schuhmann) 3.51 02. Lear Jets Over Kulgera (Atkinson) 3.26 03. Caught In The Act (Atkinson/Courtney/Flett/Schumann/Timms/Truman) 2.29 04. Yarralumla Wine (Atkinson) 2.31 05. Where Ya Gonna Run To (Schuhmann) 4.06 06. Brown Rice And Kerosene (Atkinson) 2.23 07. The Federal Two-Ring Circus (Atkinson) 3.43 08. Your O.S Trip (Atkinson) 4.47 09. The Last Frontier (Schuhmann) 4.43 10. Paramatta Gaol 1843(Atkinson/Truman) 4.06 + 11. I Was Only 19 (A Walk In The Light Green) (bonus track; radio broadcast) (Schumann) 5.54