Ted Lukas returns to his power pop roots, mixing in Americana soul for a new recipe that’s all his own.
In the mid-to-late 90's, Ted Lukas served as the premier songwriter, lead guitar player, and heart and soul behind Big Deal Recording Artists, Barely Pink. He is featured on the group's Big Deal debut, Number One Fan ('97), and their follow-up release, Ellie's Suitcase ('99). Both Big Deal releases were also licensed to the major label, JVC/Victor in Japan. Ted Lukas and Barely Pink were also featured on Big Deal's 1997 Burt Bacharach tribute CD, "What the World Needs Now."
Since 1998, Ted Lukas has led Tampa Bay's breakthrough Americana band Hangtown, releasing two full length CDs: Here For Now (1999) on the Florida based Blue Heart label, and Eleven Reasons (2001) on Mississippi based Black Dog Records, a label founded by members of the legendary alternative country band, Blue Mountain.
In 2003 singer/songwriter Ted Lukas released a solo CD, Distracted, to much critical acclaim. By late 2004, Hangtown began recording new songs for the 2006 EP release Gone Today, Here Tomorrow.
The 2008 solo release, Misled, finds Ted Lukas returning to his power-pop roots. The 10-songs recorded for this self-produced, self-released CD captures the dynamic guitars, catchy melodies, and heartfelt vocals that were once made popular by classic artists such as Big Star, Nick Lowe, and Badfinger.
Over the past fifteen years, Ted Lukas has appeared at some of the most reputable, well known original music venues and showcase events in the U.S. Be sure to keep checking www.myspace.com/tedlukas for a full list of upcoming live appearances.