Born: December 29th, 1956 in Bedford, Ohio. At age 5 surrounded by blues musicians like B.B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, and most notably John Lee Hooker, who gave him his first guitar. Through the years that followed he became a lover of Blues as well as Jazz, Funk, Rock, and RnB guitar styles. Biggest influences John Lee Hooker, Earl Hooker,T.Bone Walker, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, George Benson, Eddie Van Halen, Prince, Eddie Kramer and good friend Chris Cain. Joined the Musicians Union at age 14 to play with Bebop guitarist Bill Durango who introduced him to Miles Davis, George Benson and the members of Weather Report in the early 70’s. This had a big impact on him as a young musician. At age 19 he moved to California and met Leo Sayers Drummer Alvin Taylor who turned him on to countless studio sessions. This experience further shaped his writing and playing style. He toured the country and overseas for 15 years with many artists and began working behind the scenes as an engineer tracking, editing, producing, and mixing. He has now returned to his Blues roots after surviving open heart surgery. Playing and singing what God has always led him to do. But this time with a heavy emphasis on his John Lee influence. "Just call me Teddy Lee"
He has been voted Best Blues Artist of the year by The South Bay Music Awards this year and continues to expand his musical gifts everyday! “There’s still so much to learn!”
Also the C.D. Elecktrik Rain has been nominated this year for Best Independent C.D. by South Bay Music and the first week of August was number one in the pick to click for Bluesville radio on Beale st in Memphis.