On May 1, 2021, Solitaire debuted at #1 on the Euroamericana Chart! Thanks to Jan Janssen and to everyone at CRS / Continental Records in Netherlands for getting the record out to all the DJs and helping make this happen. Also thanks to so many of the great friends and DJs playing the new album including Jos van den Boom at Crossroads Radio, Freddy Celis and Rootstime.be, Fred Schmale, Joost Festen, Thomas Kaldijk, Anita Luchies, Teppo the Country Doctor in Finland, Peter Holmstedt in Sweden and many more. To see the full chart, please check it out here: www.euroamericanachart.eu – I am already booking a tour in Europe for next February (of 2022) and I can’t wait to get back and play and see my European friends. For booking info, pleas contact Kurt at email@example.com
It’s been a great few months as we prepare for the release of Solitaire. On March 12, Americana Highways premiered the first single and video for My Girl Now. On April 12, DittyTV.com premiered the second single You Can Go To Hell I’m Going To Texas and on 4/29 The Bluegrass Situation will feature Lightning Strikes Twice.
And here are some great new comments from the Press:
“Kamp flips the script here letting pandemic isolation bring his folkie side to the fore, as well as his multi- instrumental prowess. This is a first class, intimate set where the songs are as intimate as the recording itself. Tasty stuff (and) well deserving of wider recognition“. – Chris Spector at Midwest Record
“A new release from Ted Russell Kamp always me happy. I’ve definitely come to rely on him to provide some well-crafted, meaningful and engaging songs, songs that speak to us on that human level that is both intimate and universal. Memorable and beautiful folks songs that offer a shoulder and a friendly ear, as well as a friendly voice. (These songs) describe perfectly how a lot of us have been coping lately.” – Michael Doherty at MichaelsMusicBlog
Once again, this talented fellow hits one out of the ballpark. In a world full of pretenders and wannabes, Kamp comes across like a real fellow making real music. honest and endearing … songs have all the freshness and spontaneity of someone who has just discovered the joys of making music for all the right reasons. – Baby Sue at lmnop.com
I am excited to announce that my new album, Solitaire, will be coming out on May 7, 2021. Pre-sale began for the record on the day of the release of the first single and video, My Girl Now, on March 12. The second single and video was for You Can Go To Hell, I’m Going To Texas which came out on April 9.
The record was mostly written at home and recorded in The Den during 2020 and is a mainly acoustic record echoing what a lot of us have been going through this last year in quarantine. I’m excited to have some great friends, co-writers and guests on it including Micky Braun (from Micky and the Motorcars), Tony Scalzo (from Fastball), Matt Szlachetka, Brian Whelan, Ed Jurdi (from the Band of Heathens), Mark Mackay, Granville Automatic and Josh Morningstar.
Stay tuned for more news!
On 7/27, Rolling Stone featured Ted’s video “Have Some Faith” in it’s Best Country Song Picks of the Week. They wrote “The country-rock MVP — along with his 12 album solo career, Kamp has played with everyone from Shooter Jennings to Whitey Morgan — offers a timely reminder in “Have Some Faith.” The first single off his just released LP Down in the Den, it’s a heartbreak song that nonetheless works well for our current moment. Like all of us, he’s looking for a reason to believe.” Here’s the link:
Great press and reviews are coming in for Down In The Den. Here are some highlights:
“Magical … Down In The Den celebrates the artist’s signature mix of country, Americana, soul and roots music at every turn. Armed with a rich and articulate baritone voice and his top-tier talents.” – Robert Kindler – RockWrite
“Absolutely excellent … Ted Russell Kamp is a fine songwriter … that can certainly write a lyric that grabs you. There is joy in the music and in the vocal delivery. Ah, yes, we all need this sort of thing right now.” – Michael Doherty
“Ted Russell Kamp’s latest release is a joy … The songs are interesting, varied and provide a platform for his virtuosity, the arrangements and voice have a soulful sway with a rhythm that’ll move your feet. His ear for a tune and arrangement are outstanding. The only negative is that he’s having far too much fun: maybe he’s the antidote to 2020?” – Tony Ives, Country Music People (UK)
Ted Russell Kamp remains a solid citizen in the Roots Rock neighborhood, a purveyor of loose Rock that flirts with Country and Blues while dashing between Folkie with a guitar and full-blown band leader. It is all done quite well.” – Bryant Liggett, TheAlternateRoot
Ted’s new record ‘Down In The Den’ will be coming out worldwide on July 24, 2020. The first video for the album “Have Some Faith” had its world premiere on DittyTV on June 22. The second video, “Stick With Me” was released on July 22 and was debuted on The Bluegrass Situation. Great press and reviews are coming in for the record daily. Pre-order signed CDs are available on this website and the album will be available everywhere soon.
Ted won his first Grammy this year for playing bass on the Country Album of the Year, Tanya Tucker’s ‘While I’m Livin’. It was produced by Shooter Jennings and Brandi Carlile at Sunset Sound in L.A. The other musicians on the record were Phil and Tim Hanseroth, Chris and Eleanor Masterson and Chris Powell.