Ted Roddy has built a 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 classic Austin bands such as Teddy & The Tallops, The Tearjoint Troubadors, The Naughty Ones and The King Conjure Orchestra. His harmonica work has been featured on recordings by Dave Alvin, Omar Dykes, Jello Biafra-Mojo Nixon, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Charlie Robison, Sunny Sweeney, Big Foot Chester, Dale Watson, Stephen Bruton, Charley Crockett 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. As a member of Teddy & The Talltops, he appeared on The Nashville Network Texas Connection television show in the 90’s. Ted Roddy has hosted a twice annual Tribute to The King (Elvis) at Austin’s Continental Club since 1986. 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.
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