singer • songwriter • guitarist • producer

After serving 30 years as Aretha Franklin's guitarist, Teddy Richards has emerged as a gifted 


He's been hailed by the press as 'a brilliant cross-section between Seal and Lenny Kravitz, with the voice of an angel'.  With a musical career spanning more than two decades, his rich musical experience also includes serving as guitarist for Al Green, Natalie Cole, Ashford and Simpson and Joe Cocker at Nelson Mandela's Freedom Fest,  serving as opening act for Seal, Lenny Kravitz, INXS, The Verve Pipe and A.J. Croce.  Teddy has collaborated and written with Andrew Farriss (INXS),

Gabriel Gordon (Natalie Merchant’s guitarist) and Carlos Alomar (David Bowie guitarist and co-writer of the hit ‘Fame’) and Marcy Levy (co-writer of Eric Clapton's 'Lay Down Sally') and served as guitarist for Nellie Furtado, Natalie Cole, Joe Cocker and 

Al Green.  After signing with Germany's Skip Records and releasing his 2nd CD Gravity, Teddy enjoyed many successful tours throughout Germany and Spain, culminating with his performance at Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.  Teddy has since returned to the states, performing solo-acoustically. His ‘Sunset Serenade’  is an eclectic genre-defying experience, filled with crowd favorites and memories spanning the spectrum of popular music. He is currently recording and producing his 3rd release 'Solitaire', due for release in 2020.






Genre Defying New Acoustic  




Skip Records GmbH (Germany)

Farrich Music


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Ted, Michelle Obama, Aretha Franklin

Reuniting the Aretha Franklin band

Ted backstage at The Tonight Show

2018 promo

prince albert and ted

Ted and Annie Lennox

ted and lee rittenour

Ted and Oprah

ted and george benson

John Patitucci, Frank Gambale, Dave Weck

Ted on The Mitch Albom Show


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Ted and Wynton Marsalis

Ted at Campus Martius summer concert

ted and tony keides

Ted, Jennifer Love Hewitt & Aisha

Ted and Allison Hannigan

Ted at Edsel Ford House event



Ted, Adam Sandler and Cindy Crawford


Ted and Kenny Rogers


Ted at Jeff Healey event

Ted and Lenny Kravitz

Ted and Craig Ferguson

Ted and Les Paul

Backstage with David Crosby

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Ted and Kid Rock

Arts, Beats and Eats

Ted and Lamont Dozier  Aalen Germany

ted and bernard purdy

Ludwig Jurgeit, Ted and Claude Nobs

WDIV Promo

Ted, Urban Kris and Crayne Spanier

Ted and Eric Benet

Ted live in Germany

ted and flea

Ted Howard Hertz and Mark Nilan

Ted, Urban Kris and Andy Basile

Ted, Chris Codish and Urban Kris

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Detroit River Days with Ronnie Dahl

Aretha Franklin band soundcheck

Ted and The Verve Pipe

Ted and Fishbone

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Ted and Toto's Steve Lukather

Ted and Heinrick Flieshlader

Ted, Dave Meadows and David Spade

Ted and Hiram Bullock in Germany

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Ted and band in Germany

Ted and band at 89X Whitney show

Ted and Michael McDonald

Ted at Oprah's Surprise Spectacular

Ted, Marisa Lang and Sammy Haggar

Ted and Lamont Dozier in Germany

Ted and Don Cheadle

Ted live in Germany

Ted live in Germany

Ted on tour in Spain

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Ted live in London

Ted and band in Chicago, IL

Angie's Niteclub Showcase with my band

Backstage and James Spader

Ted in New Orleans

Ted and Hiram Bullock live in German

Ted live in Germany

Ted and Toni Braxton

Ted on American Idol production

Ted joins Fishbone onstage

Arts Beats and Eats

Ted and Hiram Bullock live in German

Ted with the Aretha Franklin Band

Ted Twin Palms acoustic

Ted at 51 North Brewing Co.

Ted live in Girona, Spain 1

Ted live in Hamburg Germany

Ted at Twin Palms

Ted, John Kay and Steppenwolf

Ted and G.E. Smith

Ted and Ricky Minor

Ted, David Letterman, Paul Schaefer

Backstage with Elvis Costello _ Sam Cook Tribute

Ted and Bonnie Raitt

Ted and Stockard Channing

Ted backstage at Saturday Night Live

Ted live at Clearwater - Chicago, IL

Ted and Noah Wyle

Backstage with INXS keyboardist Andrew Farriss, Los Angeles

Ted, Paul Schafer, Felicia Collins

Ted and Judge Reinhold

John Patitucci, Frank Gambale, Dave Weckl and I _ The Suisse-Majestic hotel

Ted and Jerry Jemmott

Ted live Girona, Spain 3

Ted in Girona, Spain 3

Ted and Brent Spiner

Ted and band on Mitch Albom Show

Ted and Leslie Nielson

barbara, abine bachmann, lamont dozier, bernde skibbe, ted

Ted and Annie Lennox

Ted at NOESIS recording session

Arts Beats and Eats

Arts Beats and Eats

Arts Beats and Eats

Ted in Montreaux, Switzerland

Ted and Mariah Carey

Ted live at Magic Bag Theatre

Brian Vander Ark feeds me the lyrics! Chicago, IL 2003

Brian Vander Ark and I share a song

Ted and Phil Ramone



Set List

Stage Plot

Hospitality Rider

P.R. Statement



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Ted and Phil Ramone