California Son

Ted Russell Kamp

Record Details

Country, Singer / Songwriter, Folk

Record Tracklist

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1. California Son (4:28)
2. Hard To Hold (3:12)
3. One Word at a Time (3:57)
4. Shine On (with I See Hawks in L.A.) (4:33)
5. The Upside to the Downslide (4:29)
6. Ballad of the Troubadour (3:16)
7. High Desert Fever (3:28)
8. Firelight (4:16)
9. Miracle Mile (4:04)
10. Hangin’ On Blues (3:15)
11. Roll Until the Sun Comes Up (3:32)
12. Every Little Thing (4:00)

The Notes

California Son is Ted’s 14th album featuring Ted’s songwriting, bass playing, singing and producing. Recorded entirely in L.A., the album is both a love letter to the L.A. music scene with its romantic and inspiring history, but it also a biographical journey through Ted’s life as a singer, songwriter, session musician and survivor in the music industry.

The album features performances and co-writes with many of Ted’s long time friends and collaborators including Brian Whelan, John Schreffler, Shane Alexander, Emily Zuzik, Mike Dawson of the Smoking Kills, Jenny Van West, Matt Lomeo and I See Hawks in L.A.

It rocks, it rolls, and gets honest and personal while paying homage to the classic sounds of L.A.’s California Country and singer / songwriter genres as well as delving into classic folk, Texas groove and rock and roll.

The Players

TRK – vocals, bass, electric & acoustic guitars, dobro, Hammond, Wurlitzer, percussion

Guitar – Brian Whelan (1), Zachary Ross (1), John Schreffler (2, 7, 9), Bart Ryan (3), Paul Lacques & Paul Marshall (4), Tommi Viksten (5), Dan Wistrom (6), Stephen Musselman & Elijah Ocean (11)

Keyboard – Sasha Smith (1), Brian Whelan (5)

Harmony Vocals – Brian Whelan (1, 5, 7), John Schreffler (2, 7, 12), Jenny Van West & Ed DesJardins (3), Robert Waller & Paul Marshall (4), Shane Alexander & Justine Bennett (8), Emily Zuzik (9)

Harmonica – Matt Lomeo (6)

Drums & Percussion – Michael Jerome Moore (1), Dave Raven (2, 6), Jamie Douglass (3, 9, 12), Jim Doyle (4, 7), Janne Haavisto (5), Aaron Goodrich (11)

The Songwriting

California Son, The Upside to the Downslide, Hangin’ On Blues and Every Little Thing – Ted Russell Kamp Steady Teddy Pub. (ASCAP)
Hard To Hold – TRK / Eli Wulfmeier
One Word at a Time – TRK / Jenny Van West
Shine On – TRK / Robert Rex Waller / Paul Lacques
Ballad of the Troubadour and October Moon – TRK / Shane Alexander
High Desert Fever – TRK / Ted Wulfers
Miracle Mile – TRK / Mike Dawson
Roll Until the Sun Comes Up – TRK / Brian Whelan

The Team

All songs produced by Ted Russell Kamp
except the song, California Son by TRK and Zachary Ross
Basic tracks recorded in Los Angeles, CA
in the Den by Ted Russell Kamp
at the Station House by Mark Rains
at Honky Abbey by David Raven
at Dave’s Room by Zachary Darling
Overdubs recorded in the Den by Ted Russell Kamp
Mixed by TRK and Mark Rains at Station House
Mastered by Mark Rains at Station House

Photos: Deb Morrison –
Design: Paul R. Moore –

Publicity (USA): Kim Grant –
Radio Promotion (USA): Joe Swank –
Promotion (Europe): Jan Janssen –
Booking (Europe): Kurt De Bont –

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