Grammy Winning Bass Player

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.

Ted, Shooter & Duff McKagan tour dates

2019 is shaping up to a great year of making music on the road. I’ll be doing some TRK solo and band shows including my L.A. CD release show at the Hotel Cafe on April 12 where I’ll play a set of my own and also play with the Hawt-thorns. I’ll also be touring a lot and playing with my old friend, Shooter Jennings – including some shows where I will be his opening act! I’ll also be playing with Duff McKagan on a bunch of tour dates this year. Shooter produced Duff’s new record which comes out this year and features the rest of the Shooter Jennings Band. Duff, being a truly great rock bass player (he was driving force behind Guns n’ Roses and Velvet Revolver), didn’t really need another bass player on the record, but I’ll be playing bass in his band as we bring the show on the road.

I’ll be staying in touch on FB and instagram and please check the tour dates page of the website.

L.A. CD Release Hotel Cafe show ticket link –

Shooter Jennings dates –

Duff McKagan dates –

Heart Under Pressure video

With the release of my new record Walkin’ Shoes, I’m in the process of making some videos to put up online to help spread the word about the record. Here’s a video, we shot in L.A. in February of 2019 for the song “Heart Under Pressure”. I co-wrote this one with Mark Webb and it features my good friend and special guest Jaime Wyatt. The video was directed by Fernando Cordero of Industrialism Films and our hair, make up, psychologist and shoot guru was Karman Kruschke. On the recording, the drums were played by Aaron Goodrich, the main electric guitar was played by Danny Echevarria and I played everything else. In the video, we have my good friends Jim Doyle on drums, Dan Wistrom on guitar, Jeff Howell on Wurlitzer and Jaime Wyatt singing and playing acoustic guitar. The video debuted on March 15, the release date on the great Roots Music website

View the video on my YouTube page at

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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.


I am proud to be back on the road touring with my old friend Shooter Jennings. Aside from the dates above, please check www.Shooter for my shows with him.

I am also glad to announce that I am putting the finishing touches on a brand new record of my own. It will be called Down In The Den and will be coming out later this year.

2017 was also a very active time my home studio, The Den. I’ve been producing some great new records that are just recently released or will be coming out later in 2018. Keep an eye out for Lars Kolberg Sort Blod, Dale Justice Trouble Man EP and Grant Langston Duets.


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:  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:


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




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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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,


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:

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