March 2016

Hello again music lovers,

It’s a great pleasure to be back in touch with you. It’s been a long time and I have a lot of great things to share.

I have a new acoustic record called Flying Solo which is coming out this week, I am headed to Texas and then Europe for some CD release tours and I have been playing a ton of music and producing some great records in Los Angeles.

Flying Solo

The new record is made up of 12 songs that are mostly just voice and acoustic guitar.

It has 6 new songs recorded in my home studio, The Den, and 6 live recordings culled from concerts and radio station visits from the last few years. One song, which was recorded live in Finland, is a solo mandolin and vocal version of ‘Steady At The Wheel’ which I wrote back when I was touring with  Shooter Jennings and was #1 on Texas radio for 6 weeks.

Some of the songs were co-written with my friends at home in the L.A. country-rock scene (Kirsten Proffit of Calico, David Serby, Bobby Joyner, Nicole Gordon), in Austin (Tony Scalzo of Fastball, Gordy Quist of the Band of Heathens) and in Nashville (Chris Tompkins). One of the guest musicians is an amazing guitarist I play with when I tour in Finland named Tommi Viksten.

Flying Solo is finally the acoustic record which accurately captures my live solo shows when I tour solo with just my suitcase and guitar.

It is available here: www.cdbaby.com/cd/tedrussellkamp3  and at my live shows. It’ll be up on iTunes and other sites in the next week or so.

 

Shows and Tours

3/13 – Pasadena, CA – Old Oak Cellars Concert Series – 3-6 with Calico

This will be a great show that is part of a killer Singer/Songwriter series called the Cellar Sessions.

The address is 2620 D East Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107

$22 tickets (but it’s a winery and there is wine tasting).  Part of every purchase goes to Music Cares as well.

Advance ticket sales for the Cellar Sessions show:  http://marchcellarsessions.brownpapertickets.com

 

Texas South By Southwest Tour

3/15 Tue – Austin, Saxon Pub – 4pm

3/16 Wed – Austin, Dog Day Afternoon Festival – noon

3/17 Thu – Austin, Giddy Ups – 2pm

Hunter – Riley’s – 4-7pm

3/18 Fri – Austin, Maria’s Tacos – noon

Mason, TX – Bandit Town Festival – with AJ Hobbs

San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint – 9pm opening for Micky and the Motorcars

3/19 Sat – Bourne, Sisterdale Saloon – 8-11 with AJ Hobbs, FunkyJenn and Robin Wiley

3/20 Sun – New Braunfels, Gruene Hall – 12:30-4:30 with AJ Hobbs, FunkyJenn and Robin Wiley

3/21 Mon – Corpus Christi, Chats – 7-10 with AJ Hobbs and Richie Allbright

3/22 Tue – New Braunfels, Billy’s Ice House – 9-midnight with Austin Gilliam

3/23 Wed – Dallas, TX – House Concert

3/24 Thu – Fort Worth, Magnolia Motor Lounge

3/25 Fri – Fort Worth, Filthy McNasty’s – 9:30 to close with AJ Hobbs

 

3/31 Thu – Los Angeles, CA – Honky Tonk Hacienda at El Cid

 

Europe – Netherlands, Germany, Sweden

4/19 Tue – Vlaardingen, NL – Antonius

4/20 Wed – Soest, DE – Schlachthof

4/22 Fri – Gaildorf, DE – Carty Bar

4/23 Sat – Nordhorn, DE – Pier 99

4/24 Sun – Rotterdam, NL – Sijf

4/26 Tue – Hoorn, NL – tbc

4/27 Wed – Leeuwarden, NL – Paddy’s

4/28 Thu – Tilburg, NL – Autoprobaat

4/29 Fri – Steendam, NL – Podium Peter en Leni

4/30 Sat – Wilhelmshaven, DE – Zur Scharfen Ecke

5/1 Sun – Wilhelmshaven, DE – July’s

5/4 Wed – Gothenberg, SE – KoM Bar

5/5 Thu – Örsjö, SE – The Tea Room

5/6 Fri – Uddevalla, SE – Kontoret Uddevallakasetten

5/7 Sat – Jönköping, SE – Kulturhuset

5/8 Sun – Gothenberg, SE – Soulstore

 

Producing

 

I have also really been hitting my stride in my home studio producing a few really great records in this last year.

I just finished co-producing an EP with AJ Hobbs. AJ is a great old school country singer and songwriter. He will also be going to Texas this month and we will be doing a bunch of shows together. His EP, The Den Sessions, is available on his website and at his live shows. www.AJHobbsmusic.com

Nate Smith is a great singer songwriter and rock musician from Los Angeles. His debut record, Around and Around features some truly soulful singing and some more rocking Neil Young and Crazy Horse style rock and roll as well as some stunningly beautiful and spacious ballads. www.cdbaby.com/cd/natesmith3

Creekwood is a great band from Orange Country. We met a few years ago and they brought me in to produce their record. Creekwood are a very talented band that wanted to create a classic and clean singer songwriter meets country sound featuring their great harmony singing and virtuosic fiddle and banjo players. Their record, 2000 Miles West, came out a few months ago. www.creekwoodofficial.com

 

Here is some info on 2 Recordings that are almost done…..

Robin Wiley is another great singer and songwriter I have been working with. Robin has been living in Austin so our writing and recording sessions have been spread out over time whenever one of us is in each other’s home city. We did some great sessions in Austin and L.A and the EP is finally almost ready. www.robinwiley.com

Richie Allbright is a killer old shcool country singer and songwriter from the Corpus Christi area. Through mutual friends we met and did some shows together. Richie flew out to L.A. where we recorded for a week a few months back. We are now in the mixing stages and about to complete the record. www.richieallbright.com

Thanks again,

Please be in touch to check out the music, ask about some more details about anything or just stay in touch.

Viva La Music,

Ted

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:

http://blackwing602.com/inside-songwriting-process-ted-russell-kamp-crystal-clear/

Some Cool Photos

Here are some cool photos with friends and on the road.

On the way to Texas

I’m on my way out to Texas … in the middle of summer … yes, I know. It’s fun to sweat in Texas. Here’s where I’m playing:

Aug 1: Cactus Cafe
Aug 2: Gruene Hall (day)
Aug 2: Continental Club (night)
Aug 3: Sam’s Burger Joint
Aug 5: KNBT’s Roots & Branches (host Ray Willey Hubbard)
Aug 6: Waring General Store
Aug 7: Magnolia Motor Lounge
Aug 8: Filthy McNasty’s

and more! To check out the details, click the gigs page here.

October in Europe – back on the road and in the studio

Hello friends,
I hope you are all doing well.
Night Owl, has been out almost 9 months now. It made the US Americana Radio Chart (#34) and the Euroamericana Chart (#15) and we got a really great response. I hope you are as happy with the results as I am. Thanks again for the help – and making it possible.

And I am excited to say I am leaving today for another tour of Europe – Finland, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands. I am actually sitting at LAX now waiting to get on my flight to Amsterdam.

Here are my shows:

10/3 Thu – Holzthaleben, DE – Scheutzenhaus
10/4 Fri – Wilhelmshaven, DE – Bistro Galerie / The Liner
10/5 Sat – Soest, DE – Pier 99
10/6 Sun – Walsoorden, NL – Cultuurpaviljoen De Perk – 3-6pm
10/7 Mon – Rotterdam, NL – RTL7 Television show hosted by Johan Derksen
10/10 Thu – Helsinki, FI –  Golden Classics Club
10/11 Fri – Veendam, NL – Blueprint Radio – live radio broadcast from the Van Beresteyn Theater 5-7
10/12 Sat – Vlaardingen, NL – Partycentrum De Zaak – 8:30-10:30
10/13 Sun – Rotterdam, NL – Sijf – 5:30-8:30
10/14 Mon – Rotterdam, NL – Radio RTV Rijnmond – Live Uit Lloyd with Ronald van Oudheusden
10/15 Tue – Den Bosch, NL – De Rode Pimpernel
10/16 Wed – Leeuwarden, NL – Paddy’s
10/17 Thu – Den Bosch, NL – In de Keulse Kar – 10 – 12
10/18 Fri – Uddevalla, SE – Uddevallakassetten
10/19 Sat – Vetlanda, SE – Old Barn Corner
10/20 Sun – Växjö, SE – Kafe Deluxe
10/21 Mon – Gothenburg, SE – Soulstore

Then in November I will be back in L.A. doing a Sunday night residency at a great bar downtown called Villains and hopefully producing a few records.
And from December 6-15 I will be back in TX doing another tour there.

I have also just started recording the next record! It is tentatively called ‘Resonator’. I will keep you posted and get some mp3s posted soon. I have done a few sessions in L.A. and Nashville and will be recording with my bands in Finland and in Texas on these next few tours. This next album will be even more of a ‘recorded on the road’ album than Night Owl and I am very excited about it.

Here are some great new Interviews/Performance videos from a Live-in-the-Studio session we did called the Blackwing Sessions. This is some of the highest quality stuff I have ever done. I hope you enjoy it. And this may become a Ted DVD. More news on this soon……

Another Love Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKoth7d9ofU&list=UUDJYsty3N1WOjLPAKQwPu0w&index=1

Smile Alone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6lRP0D4t5c&list=UUDJYsty3N1WOjLPAKQwPu0w&index=2

Thanks again, I appreciate you all caring about me and my music. Please come out to a show or be in touch at www.facebook.com/tedrussellkamp
I couldn’t do it without you,
Ted

Ted at home and on tour – Texas, L.A., Europe

Hello again everyone,

Things have been good here in Southern CA. I hope they’ve been good where you are.

The new record, Night Owl, was released in January of this year.
It is made the US Americana Radio Chart (#34) and the Euroamericana Chart (#15) and some great reviews have been rolling in (see below). The disc is up for sale on my website www.tedrussellkamp.com

Here are some upcoming shows.

L.A. shows
7/20 Sat – Downtown Los Angeles – Villains – 10-1
7/21 Sun – Los Angeles – The Echo – Grand Ole Echo with Calico 5:30
7/31 Wed – Los Angeles – West L.A. Civic Center – 7:30-10
1645 Corinth Ave LA 90025 next to West LA Public Library

Texas Tour
8/1 Thu – Fort Worth – Magnolia Motor Lodge – 9pm
8/2 Fri – Fort Worth – Filthy McNasty’s – 10pm-1
8/3 Sat – Nacagdoches – The Liberty Bell – 8:30pm-11
8/4 Sun –  New Braunfels – Gruene Hall 5-9pm
8/6 Tue – KNBT’s Roots and Branches with Ray Wylie Hubbard and Mattson Ranier 7-9
River Road Ice House – 9:30-11:30
8/7 Wed – San Antonio – Sam’s Burger Joint – opening for Bobby Long – tbc
8/9 Fri – Boerne – Freeway Saloon – 8:30-11
8/10 Sat – Austin – Continental Club – opening for James Hand – 10-11:30

L.A. shows
8/11 Sun – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo – 6-7 – Grand Old Echo. I will play bass with Granville Automatic
8/13 Tue – Culver City, CA – Cinema Bar – 9-midnight – Granville Automatic and Ted co-bill
8/15 Thu – Pioneer Town, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s – Granville Automatic and Ted co-bill
8/24 Sat – Pioneer Town, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s – Funky Jenn and Ted co-bill
8/27 Tue – Los Angeles, CA – Harvard and Stone – we will co-bill on a night hosted by the Walcotts

In September I’ll be home more.
In October I will be going back to Europe. Holland, Belgium, Germany, Sweden and Finland. I am also trying to add in some dates in the UK too.

New recording – Ted and Ted Help Support the Red Cross of Oklahoma
I recorded the classic song ‘Tulsa Time’ with an old friend of mine Ted Wulfers (www.tedwulfers.com). We are donating 100% of the proceeds to The Oklahoma Red Cross. Even though it’s not in the news anymore, the people of OK could still use your help and are still dealing with a lot of chaos and tragedy. I have been through Oklahoma many times and have some great friends in the Oklahoma City area which was hit so hard by the tornadoes. Please check it out at http://www.tedandted.bandcamp.com/

In other news, I am now in the process of building a great home studio. I will post pictures of the construction soon and I am excited to get some music made right at home. I will be back in the studio finishing up a few records I will be producing in the next few months too. One is for the great L.A, singer and songwriter Funky Jenn Gibbons. I will also be working on a track for the great British singer/songwriter Graeme Clark and I will continue working on my next record too. Very exciting.

Here are some great new Interviews/Performance videos from a Live-in-the-Studio session we did called the Blackwing Sessions. This is some of the highest quality stuff I have ever done. I hope you enjoy it. And this may become a Ted DVD. More news on this soon……

Another Love Song

Smile Alone

And here is one of my favorite reviews of all time:

“If country music was like old school wrestling, then Ted Russell Kamp would be one of the good guys.” SavingCountryMusic.com

Thanks again,
I appreciate you all caring about me and my music.
Please come out to a show or be in touch at www.facebook.com/tedrussellkamp

I couldn’t do it without you.
Ted

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