Ted is originally from Newfoundland, but has travelled to, and lived in, many other parts of the world. “I looked beyond the confines of where I was from and saw something bigger at very early age”. It was the sounds and stories of the south that captured his imagination as a child. “The first time I heard blues music, I wasn’t very old, and had no idea what any of it meant, but it captivated me”.
He has spent his life trying to figure it out.
Music and songwriting have been one of the few constants in his life, and have taken him to many places, some fantastic, some strange, some he wishes he had never been, and others he wishes he could see at least one more time. At the top of his list of fantastical places is New York City, there, in Greenwich Village, for one of the few times in his life he belonged somewhere.
He enjoys spending time with his family, fishing with his son, swimming in the ocean, and working in his garden.
He has not received many accolades in his life, but in 2012 he was nominated for two Music PEI awards-Male Solo Recording of the Year and Roots Contemporary Recording of the Year.
“Leave the awards to somebody else, writing a great song is all I care about, the audience will tell you if you have done that.”
Ted lives happily in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.