The Musical Elective of the Week is Susan Tedeschi.
One of many talented Boston-area natives and Berklee College of Music grads in the music business, Tedeschi has got an incredible set of pipes, especially for a woman of such small stature. She man-handles the blues, as exemplified by her live performances and also by the 1998 album Just Won't Burn, featuring the tracks "Rock Me Right" and "You Need To Be With Me." "The Feeling Music Brings" off of 2002's Wait For Me is another stellar track. She also nails a cover of Otis Redding's "Security" on her 2005 album, Hope and Desire.
Her latest album, Back To The River, was released on October 28. This Grammy-nominated artist is currently on a tour of the U.S. Sara and I are headed to see her in Madison on Saturday evening. I've only seen her once before -- at a free concert on the grounds of the Portland, Oregon Zoo back in 2007 -- with her husband's band, the Derek Trucks Band. Good stuff.
Check out her web site for more information.