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Wait for Me

Wait for Me

5.0 8
by Susan Tedeschi
It has been nearly four years since the young blues-rock sensation Susan Tedeschi released Just Won’t Burn, and her fans will find her follow-up, Wait for Me, revealing a more settled singer and guitarist. The set is steady, solid, and a lot mellower than either Better Days or Just


It has been nearly four years since the young blues-rock sensation Susan Tedeschi released Just Won’t Burn, and her fans will find her follow-up, Wait for Me, revealing a more settled singer and guitarist. The set is steady, solid, and a lot mellower than either Better Days or Just Won’t Burn. With an extended band that includes horns and organ, Tedeschi goes for the gentle but big R&B sound on “Alone” and “Wait for Me,” reflecting a bit of the style of Tracy Nelson, another singer with an amazingly flexible voice. Though the horns are gone, the same feeling comes through on Paul Pena’s “Gonna Move,” which features Tedeschi's husband, Derek Trucks, on a bright slide guitar. On her original “Wrapped in the Arms of Another,” Tedeschi is accompanied by only Kofi Burbridge’s piano, which allows her to soar into the acoustic folk atmosphere, as she also does on “Blues on a Holiday” and Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice.” Taking up guitar for her original “Til I Found You” and “Hampmotized” (a reference to Colonel Bruce Hampton, who also plays guitar on the tune), Tedeschi comes closer to the rockin’ material on Just Won’t Burn. Her “I Fell in Love” rocks like Chuck Berry and features Johnnie Johnson, who played with Berry, on piano. Often compared to Bonnie Raitt, Tedeschi certainly illustrates on Wait for Me that like the red-headed pop singer, she knows no stylistic boundaries in popular music.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Since it comes a whopping four years after her wildly successful major-label debut and Best New Artist Grammy nomination, the appropriately titled Wait for Me is a highly anticipated follow-up for an artist who nearly slipped into the "where is she now" bin. While the album doesn't totally justify the extended wait, Tedeschi returns with a tough, uncompromising release that's the equal of its predecessor. After touring the world, then marrying and having a baby (with husband/guitarist Derek Trucks), Tedeschi has shifted styles from guitar-slinging blues mama into a subtler but still passionate R&B approach. Trucks contributes a few of the album's bluesiest moments, laying into a slide solo on Paul Pena's exuberant "Gonna Move" that injects soul into its hooky chorus and bouncy groove. The title track's low-key horns, jazzy flourishes, and gospel underpinnings recall '60s Etta James, and a version of Dylan's "Don't Think Twice It's Alright" transforms the folk chestnut into a touching, torchy swamp ballad. It's here and on Tedeschi's own lovely "In the Garden" where her expressive vocals are a ringer for Bonnie Raitt's similar style. Those fired up by Just Won't Burn will easily warm to Wait for Me. With classy yet scorching performances and songs infused with roots rock, blues, funk, and even pop, it's a crossover album that oozes with integrity, terrific playing, and a loose yet distinctive direction.

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Release Date:
Artemis Records

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Susan Tedeschi   Primary Artist,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Soloist
Johnnie Johnson   Piano
Paul Rishell   Guitar
Tino Barker   Tenor Saxophone
Kevin Barry   Acoustic Guitar,Soloist
Gordon "Sax" Beadle   Baritone Saxophone
Joe Bonadio   Drums
Dave Mattacks   Drums
Ron Perry   Bass
Yonrico Scott   Percussion,Drums
Derek Trucks   Guitar
Tom West   Organ
Paul Ahlstrand   Tenor Saxophone
Scott Aruda   Trumpet
Annie Raines   Harmonica
Milt Reder   Electric Guitar
Kofi Burbridge   Organ,Piano
Drew Glackin   Bass
Dean Cassell   Bass
Todd Smallie   Bass
Noah Simon   Mellotron
Jeff Sipe   Drums
David McNair   Bass,Rhythm Guitar
Jason Crosby   Organ,Piano,Violin,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Jeff Bakos   Engineer
Steve Berlin   Producer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Col. Bruce Hampton   Contributor
Richard Rosenblatt   Executive Producer
Derek Trucks   Producer
Paul Ahlstrand   Horn Arrangements
André Zweers   Engineer
Peter Thornton   Engineer
Susan Tedeschi   Producer
Noah Simon   Engineer
Nate Dube   Engineer
Greg Trampe   Engineer
David McNair   Engineer
Paul "Earthquake" Pena   Composer

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Wait for Me 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was introduced to Susan when I caught The Other Ones (Grateful Dead re-incarnate) at The Fleet Center show in Boston. Her vocals blew me away and I picked up "Wait for Me" the next day - I haven't stopped listening since. She's my new favorite!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well worth the four year wait! Marriage and motherhood seem to agree with Susan. The warmth and love that this disk radiates are unmistakably, the results of a woman who¿s found Love and Happiness. Susan¿s vocals really shine on the opening track ¿Alone¿ where she is accompanied by a full set of horns which give the song that really great Saturday night bar room, time to party vibe. When she sang the refrain ¿I don¿t want to be alone¿ I was hooked, and along for the rest of the ride. The title track ¿Wait For Me¿ is in the same vein as ¿Alone¿ Horns, gutsy vocals, and party vibe. Derek Trucks (Susan¿s Husband) guests on ¿Gonna Move¿ and ¿The Feeling Music Brings¿ which are two of the more Rockin¿ Tunes on the disk. However top rockin¿ honor have to go to ¿I Fell in Love¿ which is a straight up rock n roll tune ala Chuck Berry. Hey, but if the rocking blues is not all your looking for, this disk has more to it then that. Two of my favorites so far are ¿Blues on Holiday¿ which to me, sounds like something the Tedeschi / Trucks family would play while sitting in front of the fireplace on a cold winter evening while enjoying the company of family. ¿Wrapped in the Arms of Another¿ highlights Susan¿s sweet soulful voice accompanied only by piano. ¿In The Garden¿ which also appeared on DOUBLE TROUBLE¿S ¿Been Along Time¿. Has be reworked into a building, swaying, joyous song of music¿s ability to touch the soul that is brought to the point of near heart busting emotion by a slowly building violin solo mid way through. Wait for me? Of course I will Susan, Just keep putting out music like this, that is worth the wait!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first heard her first CD, JUST WON'T BURN at a friend's party and basically sat by the stereo for the next hour. I'd been waiting forever for her next one, living off of guest shots on her husband's (Derek Trucks) album. Friend of a friend of a friend snatched me an advanced copy and I haven't stopped listening to it since I got it. I can't describe what a voice this woman has. The single "Alone" is just heartwrenching. "And if love is a long way from here/Then all I ask of you my dear/Is maybe you would reconsider/All the love we've missed since you've been gone" If you love the blues, heck, if you even just like the blues, I IMPLORE you to pick this disc up. Too, too good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I usally like the original version of songs the most, but Susan's Killer Vocal Chords truly sound the best I recomend every song on this CD, and every song on her past CD's
Guest More than 1 year ago
The wait was certainly worth it! Such an amazing voice complemented by sweet guitar work too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time I heard Susan Tedeschi was in a small club in Boston and I've grabbed up anything she's been on since then. Her voice is a perfect blend of soul, blues and rock. Pick this one up! Then go back and get "Better Days" and "Just Won't Burn! Then...see her live!
Guest More than 1 year ago
She's playing with the Grateful Dead now(or "The Other Ones" as they're now called), and while I'm a huge Dead fan, I find myself wishing they'd back her up and do some of her songs! Very cool CD. Groovy voice and guitar stuff. Buy this one and her debut, "Just Wont Burn"
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