The Big Time Birthday Bash 

Ted's annual Big Time Birthday Bash started out in 2001 to be a way for Ted to give back to the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, Pa.. Ted would invite musicians from his 45 year career to join in a jam session, sell tickets and give any profit back to the Theatre. After Ted left the theatre in 2011, the show moved to Chaplin's where Ted has been hosting the Sunday Open Mics and monthly Bluegrass Jams. The focus also changed and it became a charity event. Raising Money for the little known charity Performers For Relief (It's a charity, not a laxative) Last year we raised $900 for charity. Giving it away to something Local and trying to eliminate the middle man or put gas in some one's BMW. It's been a great 14 years, but this year the date, Ted's actual Birthday falls on a Friday and most musicians, including Ted have paying gigs and so it is with great regret that we're going to postpone or actually retire the Big Time Birthday Bash this year. We may try to resurrect it some time down the road. We've even talked about doing the show in the Summer Months instead. This time of the year is tough for everyone and it's actually amazing the Bash lasted 14 years being held two days before Christmas. We want to thank every one who's contributed to this project and if you feel so inclined, you can still make a donation to Performers For Relief and send it to Ted's address. It can be found in the Contact area of this web site under About Us. Thanks again for a great 14 years! This year Ted is going to finally get his free meal at Shady Maple!

John Hartford String Band at Godfrey Daniels! 

I think now I can mention Officially that I will be your host for this show and may even do a song or two with the guys... We'll see... 
Friday, 10/7/16. The John Hartford String Band. 8 p.m.  Godfrey Daniels - Your Original Live Music Listening Room 
7 E. 4th St. Bethlehem, PA 18015-1601 610-867-2390  Price: $29.50 / $34.50 day of show
 
PATRONS - Call (610) 867-2390 or contact Reservations@godfreydaniels.org to reserve your seats.

More stuff going into Fall 

Looks like I'll be playing at the Pete's Barn party this weekend opening for The Mighty Manatees and another joining them for another Manatees Tribute next Aug 31 at Rising Sun for Van Morrison's birthday. Plus a new gig or two with Mathew Gordon and Dave Loves Donna in October and our usual Acoustic Manatees Asher's Chocolate Factory Fall Festival where they really give me a lot of tunes to do with them backing me up. Plus! a very special and rare visit from the John Hartford String Band Oct 7th at Godfry Daniel's in Bethlehem! There's no place to go but Onward and Upward!

It's Still Summer! 

In spite of how it might feel, seeing Summer Clearance in all the stores already, this heat should remind you it's still Summer! The Bethlehem MusikFest just ended and the amazing Philly Folk Fest kicks off this coming Thursday. Ted will be playing at the East Goshen Farmer's Market with Dave Loves Donna also this Thursday Aug 18 and with the Manatees at a couple of Private things not on the calendar, and a couple that are. It's still a busy lightning fast summer!

Plus the new Western New York Movie Expo and Memorabilia Show is coming up in September. You can read about it Here...

http://buffalo.craigslist.org/act/5703465940.html

National Night Out Royersford-Limerick Aug 2, 2016 

NATW is a premiere non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the communities in which we live through an established network of law enforcement agencies, neighborhood watch groups, civic groups, state and regional crime prevention associations and volunteers across the nation. There will be Music (Including Ted), Restaurant Samples, and Booths of all kinds showcasing various civic organizations and groups.

Ted's Trio at Fitzwater Mother's Day! 

With all the management shuffles we thought our several year run as the opening act for Fitzwater Station's Summer  Music in the Grove series was at an end, but we got a call... looks like the original owner has taken the rains once again and we're back! Thanks John and Amy! We'll be there at 3pm this coming Mother's Day. Bring Mom! Have dinner, sit in the grove and hear the music. Mom's like us!

Bigger things often start with little steps.... 

As people often say, big things come from small beginnings and our little show on Dec 23rd brought in about $900 for charity this year. Most of that money went to Orion Communities of Phoenixville and another small chunk went to help with a musician friend's medical bills. Both fairly local though and no middle man involved. The money went directly to help people and for that I can send out a terrific thank you to every one involved. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Big Time Birthday Bash!!! 2015 

Once again it's time for the Bash! We give all profit to a local charity. This year it's Orion Communities in Phoenixville, PA. They help out local families in need, lost your job, need a ride to a job interview, no food this week? They can help. 

Check out the poster here and the newsletter for more information on the show. You can buy tickets online at Chaplin's Live. Just google it. 

We've also got The Manatees 30th Anniversary Show at the Sellersville Theatre! We've been playing music together off and on since 1985!!! Amazing! Maybe Three rehearsals and Two arguments in all that time... or is it Two rehearsals and Three arguments? What ever, it's sure to be a great show with appearances by everybody we can find who still lives close enough to show up and perform with us!!! 

And New Years Day we'll be doing the now Annual Hank Williams Tribute at Godfry Daniel's in Bethlehem, PA. Ted will be part of Jack Murray's Blue Tarp Ramblers!!!