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 led a host of bands (Teddy & The Tall Tops, Tearjoint Troubadors) and recorded with the likes of Dave Alvin, Omar “Kent’ Dykes, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Dale Watson, the late Stephen Bruton 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 has appeared on Austin City Limits and TNN’s The Nashville Connection. He even co-starred with Nashville rocker Webb Wilder in the cult classic, Horror Hayride. 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.
“Everything you ever loved about Texas Rock and Blues!”
- Ron Young, San Antonio Express
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
Straight out of the one man band tradition in American Folk Blues, Ted Roddy’s One Man Band brings together down home blues, southern soul, back porch country and primitive rock-n-roll. Inspired by the legendary Doctor Ross and Houston’s original One Man Trio…Juke Boy Bonner. Vocals, guitar, bass drum, snare drum and harmonica on a rack.