Ted has been producing up a storm in his home studio, The Den. Currently in the works are new records by Mike Dawson and the Smoking Kills, Pete Murcott and Clay DuBose. Also, the new record by Emily Zuzik called Torch and Trouble will be coming out in August. Ted produced and played on the record as well as co-wrote a few of the songs with Emily. There is also a new Tawny Ellis record called Love Life that is set to be released on July 24. Ted co-wrote 3 of the songs on with Tawny and produced them in the Den as well. Ted is also working on a record with a new band and collaborative project called Stash with Joey Peters and Rich McCulley.
In the studio
Writing & Producing in The Den
One of the things I love the most is making music in the studio. I am in the middle of producing a great record for the insanely talented Emily Zuzik. She’s a truly talented and eclectic singer and songwriter. We co-wrote a few of the songs together and she wrote many of the songs on her own and I have been helping to arrange and record them. We did most of the basic tracking at the Station House Studio in L.A. and have been doing the overdubbing at my studio, The Den.
I’ve also been working a lot with the great Tawny Ellis. We have been writing and recording together some songs that will hopefully be a part of her new record which should come out later this year.
I’m also in the middle of producing a great eclectic record for Clay DuBose. We’ve written most of the songs together and have done two sets of basic tracks. The first set of songs were mixed by the great Jim Scott.
Blackwing Songwriting Video
Hello again good people of the internet,
Last year I had the great pleasure of being a featured songwriter at an amazing night at the Chuck Jones Institute in Orange County sponsored by Blackwing Pencils. (Chuck Jones was the animator who famously drew Bugs Bunny, the Grinch that Stole Christmas and countless other cartoons).
Many of the guests that evening contributed words and lyric ideas to a collaborative that I finally finished and recorded. Here is a link to great video of it the process that we finished last month at my home studio, The Den:
Some Cool Photos
Here are some cool photos with friends and on the road.