When blues singer/guitarist and songwriter Susan Tedeschi takes the stage at the Rodney Strong Winery in Healdsburg, CA on Saturday, August 22, around 6 PM, you’ll be hearing deeply soulful, raw emotion laced with tender vulnerability in a voice that can go anywhere, do anything and leave you blissfully in tatters.
Backed by the slinky slide guitar riffs of husband Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band, Tedeschi screams like Joplin and purrs like Bonnie Raitt. Hers is a rare breed of swamp rock that brings out the gator in all of us.
Meanwhile, Rodney Strong’s wines are a fine way to quench your thirst on the Concert Green along with a picnic dinner at a winery that leads all others in adopting solar power to conserve electricity. Strong has installed over 4000 solar panels, reduced fossil fuel consumption by 50 percent and saved enough electricity to be awarded a $2.1 million rebate from PG&E.
If clouds should hover, there’s no question that Tedeschi has enough vocal power to light up the joint all on her own. Her warm-up act, JJ Grey & Mofro, thrives on Southern funk.
Doors 4 p.m. – Showtime 5 p.m.
Tickets: VIP $70 – GA $45
Rodney Strong Vineyards is located at 11455 Old Redwood Highway, off Highway 101 just south of the town of Healdsburg in Sonoma County. Visit Rodney Strong for more information.