Ted Russell Kamp back with new CD
Thursday, January 15, 2009
– Ted Russell Kamp, a member of Shooter Jennings' backing band, is out with a new CD, "Poor Man's Paradise," on Feb. 17 on his own Poetry of the Moment (PoMo) label.
Kamp's music is roots, country-rock and soul. The music is a follow-up to "Divisadero" (2007). On the new CD, Kamp wrote or co-wrote all 11 songs. Helping out were guitarists Tony Gilkyson and Kenny Vaughan, drummer Don Heffington, Marvin Etzioni on mandolin, Eric Heywood on pedal steel, Waylon Jennings/Highwaymen pedal steel player Robby Turner, and Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash front-man Mark Stuart. Kamp plays guitar, mandolin, bass, keyboards, lap steel, accordion, trombone and trumpet.
Kamp will tour this winter to support the CD. Tour dates are:
Jan. 31 Los Angeles, CA Ranch Party @ 3rd & Fairfax
Feb. 15 Los Angeles, CA Grand Ole Echo
Feb. 17 New Braunfels, TX KNBT/Roots & Branches
Feb. 19 Austin, T Continental Club (with Band of Heathens)
Feb. 20 Fredericksburg, TX Auslander
Feb. 21 New Braunfels, TX Gruene Hall
Feb. 21 Luckenbach, TX Luckenbach Texas
Feb. 22 Bandera, TX Bandera Saloon
March 5 Black Mtn., NC The Town Pump
March 6 Charlotte, NC Puckett's Farm Equip.
March 7 Smithfield, NC Heidi's Two-Wheel Cafe
CD reviews for Ted Russell Kamp
Ted Russell Kamp is one of the hardest working singer/songwriter/musicians around. While keeping busy with his steady gig as bass player for Shooter Jennings, he also found time to contribute bass to Tanya Tucker"s 2020 Grammy winning "While I"m Living." With "Down in the Den," Kamp delivers his 12th solo album. Jennings is on hand to duet with Kamp on the opening country rocker "Home Sweet Hollywood" in which the pair trade verses on life in the show biz ...
Ted Russell Kamp is an impressive multi-taker. Consider the fact that he has a dozen solo albums while also maintaining a dual career as bassist for Shooter Jennings' band, That said, he boasts a consistent sound regardless of whatever banner he happens to be operating under - a rich and rugged alt.-country delivery that he plies with dedicated determination.
"Walkin' Shoes" expresses that attitude with his usual flair and finesse. The sass and spunk that ricochet through ...
Considering Ted Russell Kamp's wide range of expertise - as a songwriter, session player and, of course, solo performer - it's somewhat shocking to find him paring down his efforts for thee unadorned acoustic performances, all recorded sans any flourish or accompaniment. Indeed, aside from occasional added harmonies and extra incidental guitars, "Flying Solo" is exactly what it's billed to be, Kamp alone handling vocals, guitar, Dobro, bass and mandolin. ...