Susan Tedeschi
@ Bunker's, March 21, 1998
by Stacy Stockhausen

Susan Tedeschi
Bunker's 3/21/97
Photo © 1998 by Tom Asp
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Susan, Who? Susan Tedeschi. If you haven't heard of her yet, you will. She is going to be a super star. Just mark my words. This 27 year old, all American girl is one incredible blues diva. She has one of the strongest vocals I've ever heard. Some describe her singing as a cross between Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin, I agree.

The Susan Tedeschi Band is made up of herself on vocals and guitar, Sean Costello on lead guitar, Matt Sickles on bass, Paul Linden on keyboards and harmonica, and Terrence Prather on drums. The band performed two long exhilarating sets and an exciting encore to the sold out crowd at Bunkers, on March 21, 1998.

The first set consisted of Tedeschi performing both blues standards and some original works off her recently released CD, Just Won't Burn. From the very first song, "Friar's Point," Susan belted out these amazing from the heart-vocals. She had the audience hooked. The next two songs were Junior Well's "Little by Little," and an original "You Need to Be With Me." But the song that sticks out in my mind is her version of "Ain't No Body's Business," she put her guitar down and sang with this incredible down home passion.

Susan Tedeschi
Photo © 1998 by Tom Asp
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In the second set, Tedeschi came out fiery hot with the song, "Rock Me Right," which is the first single off her new CD. The she melted even the hardest of hearts with the John Prine song, "Angel from Montgomery." Susan Tedeschi had the crowd eating out of her hands, when she showed off her guitar playing skills and soulful vocals on the song "Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean."

Those fans that left the show early, missed out on one heck of an encore. Even though it was well into bar closing time, the crowd was screaming for more. Susan Tedeschi did not let them down. Performing a Willie Dixon / Koko Taylor song "I Got What it Takes," she brought the house down!!

Make sure you check out this blues diva, because she really does have what it takes to be a super star.

This review is copyright © 1998 by Stacy Stockhausen, all rights reserved.

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