His misspent youth attending Grateful Dead concerts and collecting tapes has rendered him incapable of playing the root and tonic on 1 and 3. In fact, rarely has anyone heard play on the 1 his entire musical career.
Ted performs with blues-infused Americana duo Living With Robots, country-rock band Cinnamon Sky, prog-jam band Submarine, and Grateful Dead cover band Scarlet Fire. He is also frequently found sitting in with Blues on the Rocks, Take Two & Call Me in the Morning, and The Repeat Offenders.
Ted is primarily self taught on the bass but he did play in the Fairfield University Jazz Band, directed by noted bassist Brian Torff. He also studied with Scott Spray, Johnny Winter’s long serving bass guitarist. Prior to picking up the bass Ted played alto and tenor saxophones in various groups throughout his adolescence.