Rick Galusha's Pacific St. Blues and Americana

Since inception (1989), Pacific St. Blues & Americana strives to be a discerning voice helping roots fans sift through the mountains of music released every year. We are not for everyone; we want to engage active, critical listeners that hear beyond d'jour. Interviews include: Johnny Winter, Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones), Jerry Wexler, Tommy Shannon & Chris Layton, B.B. King, Dr. John, Robin Trower, Robben Ford, Mato Nanji, Joe Bonamassa, Harry Manx, Sue Foley, Marshall Chess, Billy Lee Riley, Charlie Louvin, Kim Richey, Radney Foster, Eric Johnson, David Clayton Thomas, Al Kooper, Phil Chen (Wired, Blow By Blow), Ian McLagan, Art Neville, Southside Johnny, Miami Steve Van Zant, Nils Lofgren, Bruce Iglauer, Charlie Musselwhite, Studebaker John, Chris Duarte, Smokin' Joe Kubeck, Hamilton Loomis, Peter Karp, Roomful of Blues, James Harman, Hadden Sayers, Malford Milligan, Melvin Taylor, Otis Taylor, Dave Alvin, Coco Montoya, Jimmy Thackery, Marsha Ball, Maria Muldaur, Shelby Lynne, Magic Dick & J. Geils, Lil' Milton, BuddyGuy, Aynsley Lister, Matt Schofield, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Guy Clark, Joe Ely, James Cotton, Robin & Jesse Davey, Hugh Coltman (Hoax), Sean Kelly (Samples), John Entwistle (The Who), Mark Olson (Jayhawks), Walter Wolfman Washington, Anthony Gomes, Bob Malone, Chubby Carrier, Buckwheat Zydeco, Murali Coryell, David Jacob Strain, DeAnna Bogart, Michael Lee Firkins, Guy Davis, Jason Ricci, John Doe, Little Feat, Matt Woods, MikeZito, Peter Buffett, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Corky Siegel, Todd Park Mohr, Watermelon Slim, Magic Slim, Corey Harris,- - - - - - ------------------------Radio archives: http://www.kiwrblues.podomatic.com/. Playlists: http://www.omahablues.com/ Reviews featured in http://www.blueswax.com/. Email: KIWRblues@gmail.com Live online; Sundays 9 a.m. (-6 GMT) http://www.897theriver.com/

Monday, January 21, 2008

Susan Tedeschi - Live from Austin, Texas

Susan Tedeschi Live

Monday, January 31, 2005

Artist: Susan Tedeschi
Title: Live From Austin, Texas

Years ago, when Susan Tedeschi appeared on the cover of Blues Revue magazine, before the release of her first album, I assumed it was some pretty good record industry hype and, as is usually the case, a clanging gong usually best left ignored. Boy was I wrong. This latest album (and companion DVD), ‘Live From Austin, Texas’ was recorded in conjunction with the PBS program Austin City Limits. This is her third album and it just knocks my socks off.

If you’re not square with Tedeschi yet I would describe her as a young less polished Bonnie Raitt with a stronger roots bent to her songwriting. This new album is comprised of her best songs including the deliciously delicate ballad, ‘Love’s in Need of Love Today’ as well as the intense blues-based, ‘Wrapped in the Arms of Another.’ Also included is a live version of the song, ‘In the Garden’ which she recorded with Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band Double Trouble.

Married to Derek Trucks, nephew to the Allman Brother’s Butch Trucks, Mrs. Trucks career had slowed down considerably to start and raise her new family. It’s nice to see that her chops remain sharp and her vocals have continued to improve. All in All this is a very good album by an artist who I plan to follow. Quite good entertainment!

Other artists included in New West recording label’s series of live recordings from PBS’ Austin City Limits are; Steve Earle, The Flatlanders, and Delbert McClinton. I suspect we will continue to see amazing archival releases of some of today’s best root musicians. As former radio deejay and area music-head Bruce Karlquist said to me, “Even if I don’t recognize the name, if it’s on Austin City Limits it’s probably something worth checking out.”

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