Contact: Gary Hinston
Performing Arts Coordinator
Three Rivers Arts Festival
Office: 412-281-8723 x25
PITTSBURGH -The Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and WYEP-FM are pleased to announce CD Live! presents Susan Tedeschi and James Hunter at 8 p.m., Saturday, November 15, 2008, at the Byham Theater, 101 6th Street, downtown Pittsburgh.
Susan Tedeschi captured the public’s musical imagination with her 1998 breakthrough album Just Won’t Burn, and in years since, the multi-talented musician has established a formidable reputation as a deeply expressive singer, a prodigiously talented guitarist and distinctive songwriter. She has 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.
In Hope and Desire, Tedeschi’s fourth album and her first for Verve Forecast, Tedeschi 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”).
James Hunter and his band have performed everywhere from hole-in-the-wall clubs to the Hollywood Bowl. They have headlined in smaller venues and supported the likes of Aretha Franklin, Los Lonely Boys, Boz Scaggs, and Van Morrison in larger ones. The soothing R&B sound of People Gonna Talk, his 2006 album, with its affectionate echoes of Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson, became an airplay staple on some of the nation’s most influential radio stations.
By the year’s end, People Gonna Talk was among the Top Ten “Best Albums of 2006” as cited by Mojo, USA Today pop critic Ken Barnes, and the WFUV/New York listeners’ poll, to name a few. People Gonna Talk was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album and James himself was nominated as Best New/Emerging Artist in the annual Americana Music Awards.
Tickets for the November 15 performance go on sale Friday, September 19 at 9 AM. Tickets are $34. To purchase, call 412.456.6666, visit the Theater Square Box Office in downtown Pittsburgh, or buy online at www.pgharts.org. Doors open at 7 p.m.
CD Live! presents Susan Tedeschi and James Hunter. 8 p.m., Saturday, November 15, 2008, at the Byham Theater, 101 6th Street, downtown Pittsburgh. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $34. To purchase tickets, go online at www.pgharts.org, call 412.456.6666 or visit the Theater Square Box Office. CD Live! is a project of the Three Rivers Arts Festival, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and WYEP-FM.
About CD Live!
CD Live! widens the creative expression of the Pittsburgh music scene while advancing the artistry of musicians from around the world. This collaborative project of the Three Rivers Arts Festival, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and WYEP-FM was formed to build new music audiences and to welcome these listeners to the Cultural District.
About the Three Rivers Arts Festival
The mission of the Three Rivers Arts Festival is to connect the community to the arts. For more information, call the Festival at 412.281.8723 or visit our website www.artsfestival.net.
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