Day 6: A Song That Reminds You of Somewhere

A song that reminds you of somewhere: Rock Me Right, Susan Tedeschi

There are many albums & songs I can relate to certain places. But this one is associated with a sacred time in my life. My life in Tucson, AZ. A month or two after we had moved from Michigan to Arizona, I was driving home from the grocery store by myself, feeling a little blah, when a very smart rock DJ said “I just got my hands on this new album yesterday and I haven’t been able to listen to anything else. Wait’ll you hear this rockin’ blues singer!” I was interested! All I needed to hear was this kick-ass chic singing: You say you haven’t been rocked in a long long time… and I was a fan. 

The hubs & I obsessed over Susan Tedeschi’s Just Won’t Burn as we drove around & got to know the breathtaking city of Tucson while blaring this album. If I close my eyes while Susan sings, I can almost see the mountains, and saguaro cactus! I’ve listened to this album many times over the years and Susan Tedeschi has become a backdrop to many fun times & places in my life. Like when we saw her in concert at Meijer Gardens with my girls, Sedona was only a few months old, so I nursed her a couple times during the show and soaked in the amazing moment. The weather was beautiful, the music: incredible.

So whenever I hear Susan’s raw, gorgeous voice & mean guitar, my heart can’t help but feel alive. Whether I’m thinking about the mountains in Tucson, or the peace I felt watching her perform live with my kids. Sorry, Susan, but your blues send me to a very happy place! I love how music can transport you like that. As much as I have grown since I heard Rock Me Right for the first time, the root of my soul remains the same, and I’m so thrilled with the person I have morphed into, but grateful for the life I lived before today. 
Do you have a song that reminds you of a particular time or place? 

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  1. Posted April 7, 2011 at 2:48 am | Permalink

    I can totally see how this coming on the radio could have the power to change your day. Glad it came into your life just as you needed it.

  2. Posted April 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Ha! I remember playing this song as a request one night for you on my WYCE show! If I remember right, you requested it for Natalie.

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