Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, and Warren Haynes Perform “I’d Rather Go Blind” In Performance at the White House: Red, White, and Blues accompanied by the White House band featuring Booker T.
For this generation, you may never ever hear this song sung any greater than what you will hear here. This little lady can sing brother. She is the real deal. No hit and miss here. Boy, what talent.
Etta was the great originator of this song. Didn’t think anyone could sing it better than Beth Hart until we saw this. Susan is just fantastic! Love Warren and Derek too!
Singer and guitarist Susan Tedeschi were born November 09, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Her vocals showcase a natural ease and consistency, maintained even at high volume, and the stylistic lessons learned singing in African-American Baptist churches growing up (raised a Catholic, she didn’t feel the same spiritual connection singing in her own church’s choirs)
She is also a fine guitarist, capable of fierce, piercing runs as well as smoother, more patient grooves.
Tedeschi formed her first band, “Smokin’ Section” in 1988 at the age of eighteen.
In 1993, she formed the Susan Tedeschi Band. Sessions from 1997 were acquired and licensed to Tone-Cool Records. Released early in 1998, the LP earned excellent reviews and a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. She toured throughout the U.S. all through 1998 and 1999.
Soon, she was opening for, among others, B. B. King, Buddy Guy, Bob Dylan, and the Allman Brothers. It was when opening for the Allman Brothers in 1999 she meant Derek Trucks. They married in 2001.
In 2002 she gave birth to their first child.
Something told me it was over
When I saw you and her talkin’
Something deep down in my soul said, ‘Cry, girl’
When I saw you and that girl walkin’ around
Whoo, I would rather, I would rather go blind, boy
Then to see you walk away from me, child, no
Whoo, so you see, I love you so much
That I don’t wanna watch you leave me, baby
Most of all, I just don’t, I just don’t wanna be free, no
Whoo, whoo, I was just, I was just, I was just
Sittin here thinkin’, of your kiss and your warm embrace, yeah
When the reflection in the glass that I held to my lips now, baby
Revealed the tears that was on my face, yeah
Whoo and baby, baby, I’d rather, I’d rather be blind, boy
Then to see you walk away, see you walk away from me, yeah
Whoo, baby, baby, baby, I’d rather be blind…
Songwriters: Ellington Jordan / Billy Foster