FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 9PM
Hope and Desire, SUSAN TEDESCHI’s fourth album, marks a substantial departure for the versatile artist, presenting Tedeschi in the role of interpretive vocal stylist. She puts a soulful, unmistakably personal spin on a heartfelt set of songs drawn from such diverse sources as Ray Charles ("Tired of My Tears"), the Rolling Stones ("You Got the Silver"), Bob Dylan ("Lord Protect My Child"), Aretha Franklin ("Share Your Love with Me"), Donny Hathaway ("Magnificent Sanctuary Band") and Fontella Bass ("Soul of A Man"). In the years since she captured the public's musical imagination with her 1998 breakthrough album Just Won't Burn, the multi-talented musician has established a formidable reputation as a deeply expressive singer, a prodigiously talented guitarist and distinctive songwriter. She's won a large and loyal audience for her ability to craft elements of classic blues, rock, R&B, folk and gospel into a distinctly individual style that honors rootsy musical traditions without being subservient to them. After establishing herself as one of New England's top-drawing live acts, and making her recording debut with her embryonic 1995 album Better Days, Tedeschi achieved an impressive musical and commercial breakthrough with Just Won't Burn. The album became a massive grass-roots success, with a minimum of hype and plenty of old-fashioned word of mouth. It achieved Gold sales status and won Tedeschi a Grammy-nomination for Best New Artist. Tedeschi's next release, 2002's acclaimed, Grammy-nominated Wait for Me, was produced by legendary studio veteran Tom Dowd. Some notable guests also contributed to the vision of Hope and Desire, including the venerable gospel outfit The Blind Boys. Also lending his talents is Tedeschi's husband, renowned guitarist Derek Trucks, leader of his own popular Derek Trucks Band and a current member of the Allman Brothers Band.
Tickets are $30.00 plus applicable service charges and go on sale Saturday, September 23 at 10 a.m. and are available online at ticketswest.com or hob.com, all TicketsWest outlets, including Rudy’s Barbershops and select QFC Food Centers, or charge by phone at (800) 992-TIXX 
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Added by sherylvanslyke on October 20, 2006