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Photo by Brett Brookshire

“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

“The big voice of Teddy Roddy. It is as aggressive as a young Elvis Presley and as thunderously powerful as Sleepy Labeef”
– Macon Fry, Wavelength

“Everything you ever loved about Texas Rock and Blues!”
– Ron Young, San Antonio Express

“Pain and simple, Ted Roddy should be a major star, his rockabilly tinged country is built around his commanding voice, solid harp work and a brace of memorable songs. As a frontman he’s overflowing with charisma.”
– Chip Lamey, Roadhouse Fever

“You can’t go back to your roots, if you never left them”

 

Ted Roddy has built a 35 year career on promoting roots music: blues, country, rockabilly, soul & rock-n-roll. His early career found him playing harp and singing  with Dallas blues band, Mark Pollock & The Midnighters. Since then he has fronted  several classic Austin bands (Teddy & The Tallops, The Tearjoint Troubadors, The Naughty Ones and The King Conjure Orchestra) and recorded with the likes of Dave Alvin, Omar Dykes, Jello Biafra-Mojo Nixon, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Charlie Robison, Sunny Sweeney, Big Foot Chester, Dale Watson, Stephen Bruton and Augie Meyers. He  co-starred with Nashville rocker Webb Wilder in the cult movie classic, Horror Hayride. He has been a featured guest (harmonica) on Austin City Limits three times. As a member of Teddy & The Talltops, he appeared on TNN’s Texas Connection television show in the 90’s. He is a member of 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.

Ted Roddy has hosted a twice annual Tribute to The King (Elvis) at Austin’s Continental Club since 1986. Fronting The King Conjure Orchestra…13 piece all star show band. No jokes, no jumpsuit just dynamite rock-n-roll a la King! This summer’s show (August 13, 2016) marks the 3oth anniversary of the show.

Featured in Rockabilly-A Forty Year Journey (Billy Poore) and Modern Twang: An Alternative Country Music Guide and Directory (David Goodman).

Currently Ted Roddy performs around Austin, Texas as a solo (One Man Trio) and with the newly revamped Teddy & The Talltops! Also with The King Conjure Orchestra (Jan-Aug at The Continental Club).

All configurations available NOW for private and public events.

BOOKING CONTACT-TXHARPATGMAILDOTCOM

From Mark Pollock & The Midnighters to Teddy & The Talltops, The Naughty Ones, The Tearjoint Troubadors, The King Conjure Orchestra and more.
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Ted Roddy at The Carousel Lounge, Austin TX (Photo by Bob Zink)

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