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.
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 is doing Facebook Live shows almost every Wednesday (5pm PST) and Satuday (noon PST). It’s the “We’re Gonna Make It” series broadcast right from Ted’s home studio, The Den. Ted has also done many extra FB and Instagram live shows to help promote the release of Down In The Den including shows on 7/29 hosted by SixthMan and the Outlaw Country Cruise and 7/30 hosted by Americana Highways. Please check Tour Dates for other special live streaming and live shows.
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.
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.