Episode 73: Ted Russell Kamp
Air date: 4.3.2013
Musicians can't choose the specific gig, song or happenstance that will bring them notoriety or a payday hit. Indeed, many artists have their fingers in a lot of pies - a sideman gig here, a songwriting contribution or guest spot there. After growing up back east, Los Angeles' Ted Russell Kamp's first big breaks came as the bass player for artists like Shooter Jennings and Wilson Phillips, but he is far from the kind of guy content to hold down the low end in the shadows next to the drum riser. He has eight albums of his own under his belt and the newest, Night Owl, was just released in early 2013. Kamp has infused Night Owl with the hard-won wisdom of hundreds of shows in smoky bars from the Atlantic to the Pacific - and far beyond - and a keen ear for a memorable turn of phrase. Kamp has made a lot of friends along the way, and the credits on all his albums read like a who's who of top-notch players and writers. Such a journeyman work ethic has served him well as his reputation as a solo artist continues to grow and the world discovers a rare talent.
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