Ted Roddy, Austin-Texas based singer, harmonica player and guitarist has built a 35+ year career upon blurring the lines between blues, country, rockabilly, soul & rock-n-roll.
Following his muse and inspired in part by the genre jumping of Texas legend Doug Sahm and the ultimate genre blender Elvis Presley. He has recorded and performed with his bands: Teddy & The Tall Tops and The Tearjoint Troubadors. He has appeared on Austin City Limits (three times) and TNN’s The Nashville Connection. He has been inducted into the Austin Chronicle’ Texas Music Hall of Fame and was honored with a star on The South Texas Music Walk of Fame in Corpus Christi, Texas.
His harmonica work has been featured on recordings by the likes of Dave Alvin, Omar “Kent’ Dykes, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Dale Watson, Stephen Bruton, Sunny Sweeney, Charlie Robison and Augie Meyers to name a few.
Co-founder of the lounge rockin’ Naughty Ones. For over 30 years (twice a year), he has brought the music of Elvis Presley to The Continental Club stage with his King Conjure Orchestra. He even co-starred with Nashville rocker Webb Wilder in the cult movie classic, Horror Hayride.
TED RODDY: Though he’s famous locally for his twice-yearly Elvis salute, Roddy’s smooth baritone is suited to blues, rockabilly, swing, country, or whatever he chooses to sing. With his Tearjoint Troubadours on hand for this “cocktail & western” showcase, dancing shoes, beer, and a hanky are all required. (Broken Spoke, 10pm) — Margaret Moser
Currently performing with band or solo.