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The Ted Vaughn Blues Band

The Ted Vaughn Blues Band

7 reviews

About The Ted Vaughn Blues Band

Texas bluesman Ted Vaughn fronts this band of blues pros with decades of recording and performing under their belts.
Known for their incredible high energy live performances, the band has electrified blues lovers worldwide.
These band members have shared the stage with some of the top names in music including John Fogerty (CCR), Timothy B.Schmit (The New Breed,The Eagles) and Kenny Loggins .
Their latest CD, "The Ted Vaughn Blues Band" on Harbinger Northwest Records was produced by Leon-Forrest and Paul Carlsen (Nirvana, Greg Allman, The Doors). The CD was nominated "CD of the Year" by Indie Music Digest

"One of the Pacific Northwest's favorite bands."
- Salem Business Journal.




Verified Review

Crazy Awesome!

By Madeline O. on June 21, 2016

The Ted Vaughn Blues Band was rocking at our retirement party. Our company likes to party, and the band really made that happen. They had our peeple up and dancing and were so professional. The whole band was a pleasure to work with, not to mention flexable and easy to work with as well. Many people who attended the party commented on the high quality of the band specifically. Thank you Ted Vaighn Blues Band!

Hired as: Blues Band

Incredible Band !

By Janie M. on October 24, 2014

"Hey this band is so exciting and energy filled whether they are on a big stage outdoors in front of thousands of people or in a small wine bar!! I am a singer and I want to say that I know great musicians when I hear them!! There is no equal when it comes to Ted's harmonica playing and singing. He does not just stand there he even gets off the stage and goes out into the audience playing his harmonica and it keeps you spell bound and mesmerized and as a hypnotist I know about that!!
Each musician is a total package of talent!! They all sing except for the most magnificent drummer Mr. King who is like a hot iron on fire!! Wow my praise cannot be high enough to match the excellence of this band.
Anyone wanting to book this band cannot go wrong. I attend almost all their performances when they are in the area. They have the people, grownups and children dancing and having a great time.
Janie Martin,- Vocalist

Hired as: Blues Band


By Frances S. on November 8, 2014

These guys and gals are fun and down to earth! Love working with and hanging out with these wonderful people!!!

Hired as: Blues Band

High Energy Non Stop Fun!

By Leslie P. on October 27, 2014

Snug Harbor Bar and Grill books the Ted Vaughn Blues Band several times a year. They put on a great show and my customers love them. Ted and all of his band members are a pleasure to work with. They are true professionals.

Hired as: Blues Band, Rock Band

Ride to Remember

By Scott W. on October 22, 2014

The Ted Vaughn Blues Band always puts on an entertaining show. The musicians are energetic, personable and interact with the crowd. A fun show.

Hired as: Blues Band
Verified Review

Fantastic music for our party! Everyone loved it!

By Jennifer B. on February 3, 2013

This band filled our house with some of the best blues music anywhere and really made the party perfect. Our friends raved about them. We didn't think our smallish house was large enough for a band, but they adapted perfectly by bringing a smaller combo and gave an outstanding performance that we all loved. People danced, talked and had a wonderful time. The Ted Vaughn Blues Band turned our party into a really memorable event!

Hired as: Blues Band

Awesome band !

By Linda G. on July 5, 2012

Saw these guys at a July 4th celebration in Mill City, OR. They ROCKED the place. Never heard of them before but we are all groupies now !

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: BMI Member


The Ted Vaughn Blues Band is known for their high energy, raucous, live performances. You will hear both original award winning blues as well as blues classics mixed with wild rockabilly and a dash of early rock n 'roll !
Clear the tables, 'cause your gonna be dancin' on 'em !!!

Additional Booking Notes

The full band has four vocalists and will require an additional mic for the harmonica amp. Stage plot available on request. For smaller, more intimate venues we can appear as an acoustic trio. For festivals and larger venues we are available as a four or five piece act. If desired, we can bring out a blazin' horn section as well !


"The playing is tight,the sound is sharp....a blues persona all their own. Electrifying harmonica work."
-Mike DeGagne - All Music Guide

"A strong energy is a key weapon of the group...artists with an attitude ! "
- Branimir Lockner, Time Machine Music
Belgrade, Serbia

Left Coast Roadshow's Kate Naiman says "The Ted Vaughn Blues Band has that different edge...a breath of fresh air ! "
Known for their raucous, high energy live performances, The Ted Vaughn Blues Band is gaining legions of fans worldwide. Individually, the members have shared venues with top artists such as John Fogerty ( The Golliwogs, Creedence Clearwater Revival), Timothy B. Schmidt ( The New Breed ,The Eagles), Ted Nugent and blues icon Doug MacLeod. The band has shared stages with artists as varied as Grammy nominee John Nemeth, pop legend Kenny Loggins and Texas Blues Masters "Smokin'" Joe Kubek and Bnois King. The Ted Vaughn Blues Band has electrified blues lovers at some of the largest festivals in the country as well as smaller, more intimate venues.
Due to the popularity of their original music, The Ted Vaughn Blues Band was listed as one of the "Top Ten" bands for worldwide airplay on Jango internet radio.
Their long awaited CD, "The Ted Vaughn Blues Band" was recently released on Harbinger Northwest Records and was recorded by the Platinum Award winning production team of Leon-Forrest and Paul Carlsen (Nirvana , Greg Allman, The Doors). It has garnered critical acclaim worldwide and received a nomination for "CD of the Year" by Indie Music Digest.

Band Members

Ted Vaughn - Vocals and Blues Harp : Ted was born and raised in Texas and was heavily influenced by the blues sounds of "Lightnin' Hopkins", "Howlin' Wolf", his namesake, Stevie Ray Vaughan as well as country artists such as Waylon Jennings. Ted formed a friendship with the late Texas bluesman Willie Willis (The Wildcatters) and studied technique on the harmonica from such notable players as Charlie Musselwhite, Sam Meyers (Anson Funderburg and the Rockets) and James Harman. Ted has been interviewed in music publications from Greece to Australia and is a signed endorser for Bushman Harmonicas and Shaker Harmonica Microphones.

Clay "Bone" King - Guitars and Vocals: Clay was raised in Southern California where he found a love for the guitar and studied jazz with Warne Marsh, sax player for Charlie Parker. He also studied under jass virtuoso Joe Pass and Jimmy Wyble (Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys). He has shared stages with many of the worlds finest musicians including Doug MacLeod and Corey Stevens. His musical influences include Albert King, Lightnin' Hopkins and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He continues to be one of the most in demand guitarists on the West coast and his performances with "The Ted Vaughn Blues Band" leave audiences spellbound.

Leon Forrest - Keyboards and Vocals: Loen formed his first band, "The Apollos" in the early 1960's. The band backed up national acts and rubbed shoulders with performers such as "The Yardbirds" and Janis Joplin. They often shared venues with "The Golliwogs" who later became "Creedence Clearwater Revival". Later, Leon formed the band "Firewind" which caught the attention of Gabriel Mekler, producer of "Three Dog Night" and "Steppenwolf". Today, Leon makes music from Seattle to Nashville and also wears the hat of producer, engineer, studio musician and top dog at Harbinger Northwest Records.

Dave Stump- Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals: Dave started his musical career emulating the finest bass players of the day such as Mars Cowling, John Paul Jones and Paul McCartney. He has studied and performed jazz, R&B, blues, funk and country. You name it, he's played it ! Dave has appeared with some of the world's finest musicians including members of the iconic blues / rock band "Savoy Brown". Dave tops off the rhythm section of The Ted Vaughn Blues Band. Tight, hot, and in the pocket !

John King - Drums: John attended the Musicians Institute of Technology and performed with several top bands including "The L.A. Big Band". He has honed his craft sitting in with musical acts as diverse as bluesman Robben Ford to 80's rock icons "Toto", known for their smash hit "Africa". John's incredible talent and showmanship have been known to whip people into such a frenzy they lose all their inhibitions ! Look out !!

Upcoming Booked Events

Oct 28, 2016–Oct 29, 2016 Private Party
Oct 29, 2016 Boos, Blues and Brews Festival, Seaside , OR
Nov 26, 2016–Nov 27, 2016 Snug Harbor Bar and Grill, Lincoln City, OR
Dec 17, 2016 Private Party

Past Booked Events

Sep 24, 2016 Wedding
Sep 24, 2016 Corvallis Fall Festival
Sep 10, 2016 Miller Farm End of Summer Bash
Aug 26, 2016 Redgate Vineyard , Independence, OR
Aug 20, 2016 Wedding Reception
Aug 19, 2016 Rivers Edge Concert Series , Independence , OR
Jul 30, 2016 Private Event
Jul 22, 2016 Redgate Vineyard, Independence, OR
Jul 16, 2016 Private Event, Dallas, OR
Jul 09, 2016 Snug Harbor, Lincoln City, OR
Jun 19, 2016 Retirement Party
Jun 17, 2016 Redgate Vineyard, Independence, OR
Jun 11, 2016 Private Event , Salem , OR
Jun 04, 2016 Calapooia Brewing , Albany , OR
May 13, 2016 Redgate Vineyard, Independence, OR
Feb 27, 2016 Snug Harbor, Lincoln City, OR
Nov 28, 2015 Calapooia Brewing, Albany, OR
Oct 23, 2015 Redgate Vineyard, Independence, OR
Oct 16, 2015 Woody's Cantina, Salem, OR
Oct 10, 2015 Snug Harbor, Lincoln City
Oct 03, 2015 Redgate Vineyard, Independence, OR
Sep 13, 2014 Anniversary Party
Feb 02, 2013 Birthday Party

The team providing the talent:

Ted Vaughn

Lead Vocals, Blues Harmonica

Clay "Bone" King

Guitars and Vocals


Keyboards and vocals

John King


Dave Stump

Bass and backing vocals


"Like any proper blues act, the word Vaughn is in lights and at least one song starts with the word "them". Straight up blues rock for those who can't get enough. These folks are quickly becoming THE Pacific Northwest blues band to watch. "

– The Corvallis Advocate, Corvallis, OR

"The Ted Vaughn Blues Band tore up the stage....a terrific, fun performance ! "

– Greg Johnson, President, Cascade Blues Association

"A strong energy is a key weapon of the group...artists with an attitude ! "

– Branimir Lokner, Time Machine Music, Belgrade Serbia

"Nominated "CD of the Year". A real barnburner ! "

– Cyrus Rhodes, CEO, Indie Music Digest

"Love that hard rockin' blues, especially the harp. Sounds like Johnny Cash in parts, too ( that ain't no criticism ! )

– David Layton, Guitarist, Songwriter, (Duffy, Steve Winwood)

" (The Ted Vaughn Blues Band ) has that different edge...a breath of fresh air."

– Kate Naiman, Left Coast Roadshows, Inc.

Set List

Set list is extensive and includes our award winning original music as well as classic blues , rockabilly and early rock n' roll. Some examples would be : Early Blues by Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker and Freddie King. Modern blues by B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins and Paul Butterfield. Early rock n' roll by artists like Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis and rockabilly such as Dwight Yoakam and Johnny Cash.

Influences & Inspiration

The band members count some of the top performers in music as influences (and in some cases, friends ). Among those would be, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan , Waylon Jennings , Howlin' Wolf , Freddie King , Lightnin' Hopkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dwight Yoakam, Paul Butterfield, James Harman, Doug MacCleod and Corey Stevens to list a few.

Setup Requirements

The band can also provide lighting if required

The band has sound systems available for small venues as well as larger festivals


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