TED VAUGHN INTERVIEW
When did you first start singing?
I've been singing all my life. My grandfather was a minister in Texas
and I sang in the church choirs, as well as in school choirs. I don't
remember NOT singing.
What did your family do to encourage you?
Well, they encouraged and supported me musically from a very young age. I was learning to read music and taking trumpet lessons at 11 in addition to singing. They never wanted me to be a "full time" musician, though.
Who are your musical inspirations?
There are so many! Growing up in Texas, I was around a lot of blues and
country musicians and was fortunate enough to meet many of them. Waylon Jennings was a big influence as was Lightnin' Hopkins and Louisiana artists like Fats Domino. I used to see Anson Funderburg and the Rockets quite often. I learned a lot about blues harp from talks with their singer and harp player Sam Myers. Of course, Stevie Ray Vaughan and can't forget the three Kings, BB, Albert and Freddie !!
What kind of music do you listen to today?
Mainly blues. Some jazz, rockabilly and older rock n' roll. I love
What embarrassing songs might I find on your MP3 player?
None. I don't have an mp3 player ! I'm "old school" man ! If I could get
all the music I love on vinyl, I would.
Where would you most like to perform?
Carnegie Hall or the Fox Theater in St. Louis, MO.
Who would you most like to open for?
Good question. Most of them have passed. Currently, though, I would say someone like Buddy Guy or Greg Allman.
If you weren't singing, what would you be doing ?
Going crazy, probably.
What genre of music can't you stand to listen to?
All of the mass produced, pre-packaged, corporate industrialized mess that passes for pop and country today.
It's as bad for the soul as junk food is for the body. Thank heaven for the blues.
What hidden talents do you have?
I don't know if I would consider it a hidden talent, but I am also a meteorologist and do contract upper air research for NOAA / National
Best track you've ever written and why?
As of now, probably the first song on the current CD, "Them 12 Bar Blues".
My good friend and our guitarist, Clay "Bone" King, really helped on the arrangement and it turned out great, I think. I have always loved songs
that use word play and innuendo.
In the song, the guy thinks his new love interest loves the blues, which is usually built around 12 bars of music, but finds that she really likes to drink at about 12 bars a night.
The Ted Vaughn Blues Band - The Ted Vaughn Blues Band
De Ted Vaughn Blues Band komt uit de Pacific Northwest en met het gelijknamige album maken de heren hun debuut.
De Ted Vaughn Blues Band bestaat uit vijf musici met ruime ervaring in de muziekwereld.
Met energieke live shows heeft de band een trouwe schare fans
opgebouwd. Het debuut album is uitgebracht op Harbinger Northwest Records label en opgenomen onder leiding van 'Platinum Album Award ' productie team van Leon Forrest en Paul Carlsen (Nirvana, Greg Allman, The Doors).
De combinatie van de kwaliteit van de muzikanten en het productieteam maakt dat we hier te maken hebben met een prima album.