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The Ted Vaughn Blues Band

The Ted Vaughn Blues Band

6 reviews
The Ted Vaughn Blues Band
4.85/5 stars – based on 6 reviews

Why book 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.

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Blues Band in Salem, OR
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.
Weekly/Recurring Performance in Lincoln City, OR
5 / 5 stars

High Energy Non Stop Fun!

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.

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Reviewer: Leslie P.
Organization: Snug Harbor Bar and Grill
Event: Weekly/Recurring Performance in Lincoln City, OR
Event Date: Oct 25, 2014
Hired As: Blues Band, Rock Band
Blues Band in Salem, OR
"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
Concert Venue in Monmouth, OR
5 / 5 stars

Incredible Band !

"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

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Reviewer: Janie M.
Organization: Vocalist
Event: Concert Venue in Monmouth, OR
Event Date: Jul 4, 2014
Hired As: Blues Band
Blues Band in Salem, OR
These guys and gals are fun and down to earth! Love working with and hanging out with these wonderful people!!!
Weekly/Recurring Performance in Albany, OR
4.6 / 5 stars

Awsome!

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

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Reviewer: Frances S.
Event: Weekly/Recurring Performance in Albany, OR
Event Date: Nov 8, 2014
Hired As: Blues Band
Blues Band in Salem, OR
The Ted Vaughn Blues Band always puts on an entertaining show. The musicians are energetic, personable and interact with the crowd. A fun show.
Fundraiser in Canby, OR
5 / 5 stars

Ride to Remember

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

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Reviewer: Scott W.
Organization: Ride to Remember
Event: Fundraiser in Canby, OR
Event Date: Sep 20, 2014
Hired As: Blues Band
Blues Band in Salem, OR
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!
Birthday Party in Portland, OR
5 / 5 stars
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Fantastic music for our party! Everyone loved it!

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!

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Reviewer: Jennifer B.
Event: Birthday Party in Portland, OR
Event Date: Feb 2, 2013
Hired As: Blues Band
Blues Band in Salem, OR
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 !
Weekly/Recurring Performance in Mill City, OR
4.5 / 5 stars

Awesome band !

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 !

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Reviewer: Linda G.
Event: Weekly/Recurring Performance in Mill City, OR
Event Date: Jun 30, 2012

Booking Info

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

Overview

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 !

Bio

"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), Kenny Loggins, Doug MacLeod, and Grammy nominee John Nemeth. The band has electrified blues lovers at some of the largest festivals in the country as well as smaller, more intimate venues.
In September, 2011, 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.

Ted Larson- Bass Guitar and Vocals: One of the most visable and experienced bass players on the West coast, Ted's major claim to fame comes from being an opening act for a band called "The New Breed". " The New Breed" featured a young Timothy B. Schmidt , a founding member of "The Eagles". Ted is a dynamic singer and performer in his own right and has performed and recorded with some of the West coasts top bands.

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 !!
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Upcoming Booked Events

07/04/15 Red White and Blue Festival, Corvallis, OR
07/17/15 Redgate Vinyards, Independence, OR
07/24/15 Rivers Edge Concert Series, Independence, OR
07/31/15 Redgate Vinyards, Independence, OR
08/08/15 Private Event, Wedding
08/15/15 Snug Harbor Bar and Grill, Lincoln City,OR
08/21/15 Redgate Vinyards, Independence, OR
10/10/15 Snug Harbor, Lincoln City
11/28/15 Calapooia Brewing, Albany, OR

Past Booked Events

06/13/15 Elks Club, Milwaukie, OR
06/06/15 The Lehrer, Portland , OR
06/03/15 Melody Ballroom, Portland, OR
05/30/15 Santiam Express Train, Lebanon,OR
05/23/15 Snug Harbor Bar and Grill, Lincoln City,OR
05/22/15 Redgate Vinyards
04/11/15 Calapooia Brewery, Albany, OR
04/04/15 Byno's Roadhouse, Vancouver, WA.
03/14/15 Winter Blues Festival, Portland, OR
02/14/15 Snug Harbor Bar and Grill, Lincoln City, OR
12/20/14 The Flinn Steakhouse, Albany, OR
11/08/14 The Flinn Steakhouse, Albany, OR
10/25/14 Snug Harbor Bar and Grill, Lincoln City, OR
10/24/14 Redgate Winery , Independence, OR
10/18/14 Ice Harbor Brewery, Kennewick, WA
10/11/14 Calapooia Brewery, Albany, OR
09/21/14 Into the West Blues Tour Sept. 20 - Oct. 4, 2014
09/20/14 Ride to Remember , Canby, OR
09/19/14 Hops and Barrel House, Independence, OR
08/30/14 Snug Harbor Bar and Grill, Lincoln City, OR
08/23/14 Hops and Barrel House, Independence, OR
08/08/14 Rivers Edge Concert Series, Independence, OR
08/02/14 Cherry Jam, Buena Vista, OR
07/12/14 Capitol City Blues Fest, Salem Harley Davidson, Salem, OR
07/05/14 Private Party, Salem, OR
07/04/14 City of Monmouth 4th of July Festival
06/28/14 Hops and Barrel House, Independence, OR
05/25/14 A.B.A.T.E. annual campout. Bear Hollow Campground, Fossil, OR
05/24/14 A.B.A.T.E annual campout. Bear Hollow Campground, Fossil, OR
05/17/14 Independence Hops and Barrel House
05/03/14 Snug Harbor Bar and Grill Lincoln City, OR
04/19/14 Independence Hops and Barrel House
03/22/14 Snug Harbor Bar and Grill, Lincoln City, OR
03/15/14 Your Place Bar and Grill, Salem, OR
03/08/14 Independence Hops and Barrel House
02/22/14 American Legion Post 10, Albany, OR
02/07/14 Independence Hops and Barrel House
12/28/13 Snug Harbor , Lincoln City, OR
11/16/13 Hops and Barrel House, Independence , OR
11/01/13 Trio Tavern, Mill City , OR
09/21/13 Hops and Barrel House , Independence, OR
09/20/13 Roadhouse 101, Lincoln City, OR
08/21/13 Private Show, Corvallis, OR
08/17/13 Orenco Station Grill, Hillsboro, OR
08/14/13 Triangle Inn, Salem , OR
07/28/13 Jefferson Mint Festival, Jefferson. OR
07/26/13 Independence Hops and Barrel House
07/26/13 Rivers Edge Concert Series, Independence, OR
07/20/13 Your Place Bar & Grill, Salem, OR
07/20/13 Ride To Remember, Tualitin, OR
07/19/13 Your Place Bar & Grill, Salem , OR
07/12/13 Good Vibrations M/C Rally, Salem , OR
07/06/13 Private Event , Salem, OR
07/03/13 Red, White and Blues Festival, Corvalis, Oregon
06/22/13 The Liberty Spirit, Salem , OR
06/21/13 Front Street Bar and Grill, Albany, Oregon
05/24/13 Rif's, Stayton, Oregon
04/20/13 Mac's Place, Silverton, Oregon
04/19/13 Roadhouse 101, Lincoln City, Oregon
02/03/13 CCTV Studio, Salem, OR
02/02/13 Private Show
02/01/13 Roadhouse 101 Lincoln City, OR

The team providing the talent:

Ted Vaughn

Lead Vocals, Blues Harmonica

Clay "Bone" King

Guitars and Vocals

Leon-Forrest

Keyboards and vocals

Ted Larson

Bass Guitar and vocals

John King

Drums

Testimonials

"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 has sound systems available for small venues as well as larger festivals

Venue will need to provide an adequate stage or performance area. The band can provide lighting if needed, for an additional fee .

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