Ted Painter is a singer/songwriter whose band includes co-writer John Prunier on bass, James Neiswender on fiddle, harmonica & back up vocals, and Kat Duffy on vocals and percussion. The Ted Painter Band writes and performs classic and contemporary country songs that are strongly infused with classic rock, folk, and even late seventies disco influences. The band has an acoustic based live sound but they'll often team up with talented backing musicians to rock a venue or recording.
Originally from California, Ted served for several years as both an enlisted soldier and officer in the US Army. While on active duty, Ted was introduced to country music while spending the majority of his twenties and early thirties carrying his duffel bag back and forth between North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky. Brought up on rock n' roll, country began to appeal to Painter due to the elements of truth that are the cornerstone of country songwriting. Now firmly rooted in Massachusetts, Ted is bringing his band's original sound to venues throughout the central portion of the state.
Ted has opened for and played venues with country hit makers such as Collin Raye, Buddy Jewell and Keith Anderson. Additionally, his songs have received airplay and he has performed live on independent and mainstream FM, AM and internet radio. Ted received the New England Country Music Organizations Songwriter of the year award (2008) and CD of the year (2009) and he is also a 2007 Great American Song Contest award winner.