Austin, Texas roots musician specializing in musical styles historically based in Texas and the southern United States. Blues, country, rockabilly, swamp pop, soul and rock-n-roll. Harmonica, voice, guitar, drums. Austin Chronicle Texas Music Hall of Fame and South Texas Music Walk of Fame honoree.
Currently performing in several formats:
Ted Roddy One Man Trio +1: Exploring the rich folk-blues tradition of one man bands while presenting originals side by side with personal favorites in all of the above genres. Assisted by Rockin’ Bennie on bass. Short list of influences: Tony Joe White, Juke Boy Bonner, Doctor Ross, Duster Bennett, Poison Ivy and Joe Hill Louis.
Teddy & The Tall Tops: Formed in 1983, Teddy & The Tall Tops continue to present their unique brand of rock-n-roll honky tonkin’ country roots music. Dancehalls to local dives. Weddings to festivals. Toured around Texas, the United States and Scandinavia. Best roots music winner in the 1987 Austin Chronicle Readers Poll.
The Naughty Ones: Legendary 90’s lounge sensation returns. Bluesy jazz and exotica featuring bongos, sax and keys. Classic recording: I Dig Your Voodoo.
Ted Roddy & The King Conjure Orchestra: Twice a year since 1986, Ted Roddy and The King Conjure Orchestra crowd the Continental Club stage to honor the musical legacy of Elvis Presley. 13pc show band. South Austin Tradition. Available for weddings and events. Aloha.
Ted Roddy’s harmonica session work includes recordings by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Dave Alvin, Candye Kane, Stephen Bruton, Augie Meyers, Jello Biafra, Dale Watson, Charlie Robison, Sunny Sweeney and others.
“The guy who sings rockabilly the way I love it! … Still doing the best rockabilly, roots rock-n- roll and honky tonk hillbilly on a regular basis out of all of em i’ve seen in Austin.”
— Billy Poore, Rockin’ On Forever
“With a voice that suggests Elvis, but never slavishly imitates him, Roddy has crafted an impeccably unassuming set that moves from small-combo blues to rockabilly to country.” — Fort Worth Star Telegram