Blues/soul artist Susan Tedeschi teams with producer Joe Henry on her new album, "Hope and Desire."

Blues/soul artist Susan Tedeschi teams with producer Joe Henry on her new album, "Hope and Desire." Due Oct. 11 as the first release in a new deal with Verve Forecast, the 12-track set features interpretations of the Rolling Stones' "You Got the Silver," Bob Dylan's "Lord Protect My Child," Aretha Franklin's "Share Your Love With Me" and Ray Charles' "Tired of My Tears."

Tedeschi's husband, guitarist Derek Trucks, guests on three tracks, while fellow axeman Doyle Brahmhall III plays guitar on each cut. Other contributors include the Blind Boys Of Alabama on "Magnificent Sanctuary Band," keyboardist David Palmer and bassist Paul Bryan.

"Hope and Desire" is the follow-up to the former Tone-Cool/Artemis signee's 2002 effort "Wait for Me," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Blues Albums chart and reached No. 3 on the Top Independent Albums tally.

Tedeschi begins a fall tour Friday (Sept. 16) at the Telluride (Colo.) Bluegrass Festival.

Here is the track list for "Hope and Desire":

"You Got the Silver"
"Soul of a Man"
"Lord Protect the Child"
"Tired of My Tears"
"Share Your Love With Me"
"Evidence"
"Sweet Forgiveness"
"Security"
"Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever"
"Magnificent Sanctuary Band"
"Follow"
"The Danger Zone"

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