In the world of songwriting, there is a coterie of artists who belong in a class by themselves; Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, writers whose body of work is capable of touching people at their innermost core. With the debut of Frank Tedesso, one more name is added to that illustrious list. Like the aforementioned songwriters, Tedessso's compositions are poetic, intensely emotional and often highly imagistic. Echoes of everything from Alan Ginsberg's poetry to Van Morrison's soulful mysticism can be heard throughout SONGS FROM EINSTEIN'S VIOLIN.
In a move lesser writers are afraid to make, Tedesso presents his songs accompanied only by his own acoustic guitar. With material this weighty, nothing else is required to draw the listener into the strangely beautiful universe he creates. On songs such as "Whiskey and Rain" and "Come To Me" religious imagery and surreal landscapes float by, serving as vehicles for Tedesso's visceral, unpretentious philosophical insights. Listening to SONGS FROM EINSTEIN'S VIOLIN will give you the experience of discovering your favorite performer for the first time.