Ted’s Tales

Bo Diddley

October 25, 2018 /

Bo Diddley is about the coolest dude I ever booked or worked with. The first time he played the FBF he was a last minute add-on. In the area and…

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Johnnie Shines and Roy Rogers

October 25, 2018 /

I had had this idea about featuring an entire festival of the slide guitar, because I loved the sound and itseemed to belong to the blues. I called my favorite…

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Gatemouth Brown – The Blues Greatest Musician?

October 25, 2018 /

In the history of what we popularly consider to be the Blues, who do you think might be the greatest musician? That is a very hard and revealing question— I’d…

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LaVern Baker & Women and the Blues

August 25, 2018 /

In 1993, because so many of our really good Bay Area blues entertainers are women and deserved to be honored, we set about to book the ‘Women and the Blues”…

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