Susan Tedeschi & Jackie Greene To Film Tonight's Roxy Show in LA for DVD
Just announced, Susan Tedeschi's Friday night show at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood will be host to a live DVD recording. Performing with Tedeschi at the Roxy will be guitarist Doyle Bramhall II (Eric Clapton). Bramhall, who appears on much of Tedeschi's new release, a collection of cover material entitled "Hope and Desire", has not been part of her current touring band and will be making a guest appearance.
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.
Hope and Desire, Tedeschi's fourth album and her first for Verve Forecast, 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").
Opening the night will be another Verve Forecast Recording artist, Jackie Greene, whose Verve debut comes out in Spring '06. He too will host special guests as part of the recording, including Los Lobos's Steve Berlin and The Imposter's Val McCallum.
Greene has blasted onto the scene with not only his amazing and insightful songwriting, but his mastery of guitar, harmonica, piano and organ. Often compared to the likes of Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and others, this young kid from Sacramento has been moving audiences on the road this Fall with Susan Tedeschi and will head out this Winter with Big Head Todd & The Monsters.