She is a singer and guitarist, a multiple Grammy Award nominee, also a member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Tedeschi made her public debut as a six-year-old understudy in a Broadway musical. After graduating from Norwell High School, Tedeschi attended the Berklee College of Music, where she sang in a Gospel choir. She performed show tunes on the Spirit of Boston and received her Bachelor of Music degree in musical composition and performance at age 20.
Tedeschi formed the Susan Tedeschi Band in 1993. She learned how to play blues guitar in Boston from musician Tim Gearan in 1995. Eventually, Tedeschi was opening for John Mellencamp, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, The Allman Brothers Band, Taj Mahal, and Bob Dylan. In 2000, Just Won’t Burn (1998) reached Gold record status for sales of 500,000 in the United States, rare for a blues production. She recorded two tracks with Double Trouble band members Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon for their album.
Susan Tedeschi Trucks Band
In 2010, Tedeschi and Trucks announced a hiatus for their solo bands and formed a new group called Tedeschi Trucks Band. The group performed at a number of festivals including Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, Fuji Rock Festival, and others. (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Tedeschi)
As leader or co-leader
Better Days (Oarfin, 1995)
Just Won’t Burn (Tone Cool, 1998)
Wait for Me (Tone Cool, 2002)
Live from Austin, TX (New West, 2004)
Hope and Desire (Verve Forecast, 2005)
Back to the River (Verve Forecast, 2008)
With the Tedeschi Trucks Band
Revelator (Masterworks, 2011)
Everybody’s Talkin’ (Masterworks, 2012)
Made Up Mind
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Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. As Guitar Player Magazine notes, “He is a virtual deity–a living legend.” After all, Vaughan provides a vital link between contemporary music and its proud heritage, as well as being a longtime avatar of retro cool.
Stevie Ray Vaughan’s older brother, Jimmi Vaughan, is the most-rewarded blues guitarist from Texas.
He drew inspiration from the blues kings themselves: Freddie King, Albert King and B.B. King. The first band, Fabulous Thunderbirds, he founded in 1974 together with Kim Wilson. He performed with his brother under the Vaughan Brothers, but unfortunately, their plans were interrupted by Stevie’s tragic death in 1990.
B.B. King in his book about playing the guitar wrote that “less is more”. Nobody is better at illustrating this maxim than with Jimmie Vaughan. He is a master of understatement. And so it was from the very beginning of his career, that is, from the time when he founded the band Fabulous Thunderbirds. The first concerts of this group took place in the famous club Antone’s, once a furniture store, on fashionable 6th Street in Austin (Texas). Fender Bassman, a capo, and Fender Stratocaster or Telecaster – usually accompanied by musical equipment and instruments – were his accompanying stage. And this has not changed for more than three decades. Besides, Vaughan does not even care about fashion and he’s still playing good old blues. He has not changed much during this time – a slim figure, a rock image that is complemented by dark glasses and 50’s style clothing.
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