A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Susan Tedeschi was born on 9th of November 1970 to an Italian ancestry family. Her father, Dick Tedeschi runs “Tedeschi Food Shops” in Rockland, Massachusetts, which was founded by her great-grandfather, Angelo Tedeschi where her grandfather, Nick Tedeschi also served.
Tedeschi grew up in Norwell, Massachusetts. At the age of 6, she made her public appearance in a Broadway musical. In her youth, Tedeschi sang for her family and often used to listen to her father’s collection of old vinyl recordings of musicians such as Lightning Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt.
Raised as a Catholic, Tedeschi was also inspired by the church choir. At her 18, she originally formed a group, the Smokin’s Selection.
Upon graduation from Norwell High School, she enrolled at the Berklee College of Music where she sang in a Gospel Choir. At 20, she earned Bachelor of Music degree in musical composition and performance. At the time, she started sitting in on blues jams at local venues, as well as immersed oneself in the Boston music scene.
In 1993, Tedeschi formed the “Susan Tedeschi Band," featuring Adrienne Hayes and Tom Hambridge. From musician Tim Gearan, she learned how to play blues guitar. It was then Tedeschi truly started to sharpen her skills on the instrument.
After a couple of months, the band released their debut album, “Better Days,” which later re-released as “Just Won’t Burn.” She was the very first artist to play Michele Clark’s first ever conference for music industry professionals, “Sunset Sessions.”
She further played several dates in the all-woman traveling festival Lilith Fais, which is organized by Sarah McLachlan. At the time, she also toured the United States extensively and drew a massive crowd.
Eventually, she became warm-up for Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, The Allman Brothers Band, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Mellencamp, and The Rolling Stones. She also toured together with “Soul Stew Revival” frequently.
Tedeschi’s love and dedication towards music, has paid her well with various prestigious awards. She first took home “Grammy Award” for Best Blues Album for Revelator with Tedeschi Trucks Band. Two years later, she earned three “Blues Music Award” for Contemporary Female Blues Artist of the Year, Band of the Year, and Rock Blues Album of the Year for “Made Up Mind.”
She is a multiple time nominee for “Grammy Award” for Best New Artist, Best Female Rock Performance, and Best Contemporary Blues Album. Moreover, Tedeschi was also nominated for “2016 American Music Award” for Duo/Group of the Year.
In 1999 summer Tour, she met her boyfriend Allman Brother Band's guitarist Derek Trucks with whom she fell in love and soon began dating. After dating years, both decided to take their relationship to the next level and tied their knot. The couple gave birth to two children: Charles Khalil Trucks and Sophia Naima Trucks.
The pair is living a blissful married life, without any news and rumors of conflict, extra-marital affairs, and divorce in their relationship.
A soul musician, Tedeschi, as of 2018, has an estimated net worth of $6 million. Her “Just won't’s Burn” reached Gold record status for sales of 500,000 in the U.S. Her solo albums “Back to the River," “Hope and Desire," “TX," “Live from Austin," “Wait for me," and “Better Days” also became huge hit.