The very idea of a lady slinging a guitar sets traditional blues fans swooning. But with the release of her debut, Susan Tedeschi
slings, aims, and hits her target. What a talent! Singer, songwriter, player, performer, and more, the lady from Boston can do it all. Effective, she does justice to John Prine
's classic "Angel from Montgomery" while making her own efforts known. Her tunes include "You Need to Be with Me," "Found Someone New," and the title cut. Leading her own band, she has what it takes to keep the boys in line while she wails away. Big Mama Thornton
and Bessie Smith
must be proud, and B.B. King
must be impressed, since she has opened for that blues master on several occasions. Just a little taste of things to come, Just Won't Burn
blazes a trail that Tedeschi
is pioneering for herself and younger women in the blues world. A brave heart with spunk and plenty of soul.