Tony Tedesco / Press

“Tedesco doesn’t waste his energy sugar-coating his gritty, back road imagery with unicorns and lollipops. It’s all about hard living, tough love and the outcome of those course elements. Like wrestling a giant Anaconda, it’s Tedesco against the every day beast of burden that other writers choose to run away from in their public performance. Tedesco gleefully lays imperfection, sin and redemption on the table and haphazardly rolls it all into a cantankerous joint of rusty chainsaw folk that expands the mind and activates that part of you that wants to drive fast and take chances ... It’s about a love of creation and relating with regular people who thirst for intelligence and heart-felt honesty in their everyday interactions, and Tedesco is quietly becoming a king of that quest”