Ted Wulfers Band: "What Would Santa Do"
December 24, 2009 -- Chicago singer-songwriter Ted Wulfers is giving the world a gift of rock 'n roll this year with his newest release What Would Santa Do? Six songs from the new album have been getting international radio airplay including heavy rotation on Chicago's own WXRT. What Would Santa Do? is NOT your typical holiday CD full of old holiday standards. Instead, Wulfers has filled this package full of fun, joyous and super catchy original songs such as "Wishin' It Were Xmas," "Xmas In A Bar," "What Would Santa Do?" "The Hanukkah Blues," "The Ditty Bop Hop," "Mistletoes," "Ukulele Xmas" and more.
"With killer guitar playing and musicianship to boot, this CD is destined to be a classic. If you're looking for THE holiday CD to add to your collection, What Would Santa Do? is it!" Ted boasts.
The album was produced by Wulfers, mixed by David Rieley (Elvis Costello/Billy Corgan/Skillet and mastered by Richard Dodd (Tom Petty/Dixie Chicks/Traveling Wilburys.)
Wulfers is a singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist/producer as well as the lead singer of the Ted Wulfers Band based out of Chicago. As a rootsy rocker, his combination of heartland rock, Stonesy swagger, California cool and Texas twang has earned him the reputation as one of the best Rock/Americana/Alt. Country artists around. He's proud of his ability as a performer to connect with listeners and critics say that sets him far apart from many contemporaries.
With 4 CD's to his name, a decade on the road and a million stories to tell, it's no wonder that this former philosophy major has shared the stage, the bill, the studio and company of Cracker, Hayes Carll, The Doobie Brothers, Keith Urban, Shooter Jennings, Ted Russell Kamp, The Counting Crows, Better Than Ezra, Lowen & Navarro, Lucinda Williams, Randy Rogers, Steve Azar, Jim Lauderdale, Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Wallflowers, The Ditty Bops, Shurman, Stonehoney, The Radiators, Chicago, Freddy Jones Band, Miranda Lambert, Camper Van Beethoven, John Corbett, Hamell on Trial, The Samples, Elmore James Jr., Darryl Worley, The Sin City All Stars, Gaucho Gil, Chico Banks, L.P., The Disco Biscuits and Superdrag.
In 2008, Wulfers had two singles from his acoustic themed double CD, Drivin' Barefoot top the radio charts at #1 and #4. Ted is also the Chicago musician who sang "Go Cubs Go" at a performance at Miller Park in Milwaukee and wound up losing a gig for it. The whirlwind publicity that followed thrust him into the center of an international baseball media blitz that included coverage by CNN, CNN Europe, ESPN The Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The LA Times, The NY Times and hundreds of radio/TV/media outlets as well as several radio and television appearances just as the Chicago Cubs entered their 2008 playoff run.
2009 has been a busy year in the studio for Wulfers where he is recording his next CD. Special guests on the recordings include world famous artists and musicians such as Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp/John Fogerty),Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams/Ray Lamontagne/Mark Knopfler), Rami Jaffee (The Wallflowers/Foo Fighters), Gary Morse (Brooks & Dunn/Dierks Bentley), Dave Raven (Mike Ness/Mojo Monkeys/Keith Richards), Chris Lawrence (Mike Ness/Dave Alvin), Taras Prodaniuk (Lucinda Williams/Dwight Yoakam/Richard Thompson), Ted Russell Kamp (Shooter Jennings), Carl Byron (Anne McCue/Michelle Shocked/Warren Zevon), Mike Frantantuno (Black Eyed Peas/Gossip Girl), Aaron Weistrop, Stonehoney, Claire Holley, Diana Rein and more.
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