The Kennedy Center

Ted Garber



Biography

Returning to Millennium Stage is self-styled “Blues Americana Rocker,” Ted Garber.  Ted began emerging on Washington, DC's original music scene in 2005 with the local release of twin debut albums, “Ted Garber EP,” a solo project, and “Achilles' Heel,” a full-length album that featured his first backing band, “The Working Class Heroes.” The son of a prominent local singer-songwriter, the late Holly Garber, Ted had little interest in pursuing a musical career until attending Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The vibrant city coupled with a lifetime of traveling abroad (Garber has already traversed over thirty countries on four continents) inspired his earliest songs.  However, it wasn't until after more than ten years of performing solely in bars and pubs that Garber found a calling for original music.    Now, five years since his first songwriter showcase, Ted continues to write and travel and has performed in rooms as diverse as L.A.'s Viper Room, Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, and DC's 9:30 Club.  His songs have appeared in independent film and on local and regional radio.  Ted is proud to be one of this year's Strathmore Performing Arts Center's “Artists-in-Residence.”  Currently, he is nominated for three Washington Area Music Association (WAMMIE) awards, including “Album of the Year” recognizing his debut national release, “American Rail” c.2009.  Ted's next album, “Live at Strathmore” is due out in Spring 2011.  He plans to begin recording another studio project later this year.    For more information about Ted Garber please visit www.tedgarber.com
Ted Garber