Ted Hefko and his band The Thousandaires bring original stories to life with the spontaneity of jazz, the bare-bones sensibility of early folk and the vibrancy of New Orleans. Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires encompasses the full range of his musical experiences and talents, with Ted strumming a guitar while he sings his original lyrics before switching to tenor sax or clarinet for his solos.
[Distillations of the Blues] delivers introspective lyricism with a cabaret swagger,
capturing a range of emotion - the star attraction here is Hefko’s showcase of
Frank Etheridge in Offbeat September 29, 2015
A wonderfully wild ride, this is a distillation of what it is to make an underground
record that somehow everyone finds out about. From the heart and the gut as well
as the cerebellum, this is simply a gasser that'll keep you on board and wondering
if you heard what you think you just heard.
Midwest Record, May 18. 2015
[Distillations Of The Blues] was recorded in Brooklyn and New Orleans
and immerses you in an atmosphere bluesy, jazzy swing and country twangs
New York, NY
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