In 1999, Farm Aid ventured into the Washington D.C. area for the first time. The concert energized farmers and advocates and became a rallying point for a flurry of events. Hundreds of farmers came to Washington bearing an urgent message for legislators: “Act now to stop the destruction of family farms!” Their primary target was the “Freedom to Farm” bill that had been in place since 1996. This bill had resulted in record profits for multinational grain traders and big food manufacturing companies while leaving family farmers bankrupt. The Farm Aid events inspired farmers to keep on fighting for fair prices and educated the public about important farm issues. The concert aired live on CMT: Country Music Television for the second time. The stellar lineup included Susan Tedeschi, Keb’Mo’, Deana Carter, the Barenaked Ladies, Dave Matthews Band, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and others. The music was so good that it went on for an extra half hour!
Susan Tedeschi performs "Just Won't Burn" at the Farm Aid concert in Bristow, Virginia on September 12, 1999.
Susan Tedeschi born November 9, 1970) is an American blues and soul musician known for her singing voice, guitar playing, and stage presence. A multiple Grammy Award nominee, she is a member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band (originally known as "Soul Stew Revival"), which is a conglomeration of her band, her husband Derek Trucks's the Derek Trucks Band, and other musicians
Susan Tedeschi performs "Rock Mi Right"(album "Just Want Burn") at the Farm Aid concert in Bristow, Virginia on September 12, 1999.
Susan Tedeschi's voice has been described as a blend of Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin, which she maintains is not surprising given that both have been her influences. Her guitar playing is influenced by Buddy Guy, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Freddie King and Doyle Bramhall II. On the album Just Won't Burn (1998), she lists a multitude of inspirations from various genres. This list includes Irma Thomas, Etta James, Bob Marley, Toots Hibbert, Aretha Franklin, Otis Rush, Ronnie Earl, Otis Clay, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Dennis Montgomery III, Orville Wright, Walter Beasley, Kenya Hathaway, and Mahalia Jackson.
Susan Tedeschi performs "It Hurts So Bad" (album "Just Want Burn")at the Farm Aid concert in Bristow, Virginia on September 12, 1999.
In 2010, both Susan Tedeschi and her husband Derek Trucks announced a
hiatus for their solo bands, and formed a new group called Tedeschi Trucks Band. The group performed at a number of festivals including Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, Fuji Rock Festival
and others. Unlike their previous collaborative project – Derek Trucks
& Susan Tedeschi's Soul Stew Revival – the Tedeschi Trucks Band
focuses on writing and performing original material, and is the focus of
both Trucks and Tedeschi for the foreseeable future.
album by Susan Tedeschi, released in 1998
Coulor Of The Blues
Live at Newport