Susan Tedeschi
Tedeschi’s knack for musical truth–telling has been apparent in the years since she first captured the public’s musical imagination. Growing up in the Boston suburb of Norwell, Massachusetts, she began singing with local bands at the age of 13, and subsequently pursued her passion for music while studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

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 her 1998 indie release 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.

Just Won’t Burn achieved Gold sales status and won Tedeschi a Grammy® nomination for Best New Artist, alongside such unlikely company as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Macy Gray, and Kid Rock. Her next release, 2002’s acclaimed, Grammy®–nominated Wait for Me, was produced by legendary studio veteran Tom Dowd. She moved to Verve Forecast for her fourth album Hope and Desire, which marked a substantial departure for the versatile artist, presenting her in the role of interpretive vocalist.

Now, with Back to the River, Susan Tedeschi takes a major musical leap forward. “I worked really hard on this one,” she states. “I’ve enjoyed writing with so many different songwriters and loved working together with musicians to get across my ideas and visions.” “I’m really excited about this record, and I’m anxious to have people hear it,” Tedeschi concludes. “People have been waiting for new music from me for awhile, so I look forward to touring, to bring these songs to as many people as I can.”