An award-winning songwriter, Turner has garnered top honors in several national songwriting competitions, including first place at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Troubadour Competition. But it’s his voice that gets the message across; dynamic and clear, with an “entrancing intimacy reminiscent of Jeff Buckley.”
His last independent-release, the critically acclaimedGhosts In The Attic, found it’s way onto several year-end “Best Of” lists, and was put into rotation on over 200 stations across North America and Europe. The single, “Room For Doubt,” received heavy airplay on Sirius XM, earning him an invitation to record a live in-studio performance at their New York headquarters.
Born Theodore Alexander Long on March 1, 1980, in the small town of Bemus Point, NY; located just south of Buffalo. Austin, TX based singer/songwriter, Teddy Long, got his first guitar at 14 and almost immediately began writing songs. Though it wasn't until 2006 that a drunken coin toss would lead to him to Austin and ultimately, to the start of his career as a singer/songwriter.
"It wasn't an option, where I come from - playing guitar and singing songs is a hobby you do in the basement - or if you're lucky, you get to play 'Brown Eyed Girl' or Bon Jovi on the weekends in some little corner bar for tips and beer. It wasn't something you do as a career".
Working as a bartender by day and a musician by night, Teddy Long has built a strong and loyal following in Austin. He has shared the stage with the likes of Jack Ingram, Paula Nelson, Django Walker and Texas favorites, Two Tons of Steel.
Star Parks’ debut record, Don’t Dwell, offers 9 tracks of the best kind of dream pop, spiriting the listener away with gossamer harmonies and celestial arrangements, then grounding you with bouncy hooks and joyous segues into sonic romps that casually reference everything from late 60’s rock and roll to vaudeville. It’s an atmosphere-driven, piano-heavy, harmony-laden joyride through front man and songwriter Andy Bianculli’s wintry cast of mind, through which he has filtered all of the best pop and rock music of the 1960’s- as well as contemporary indie influences such as Richard Swift and Dr. Dog, yielding tunes that are clever but accessible, and above all else, timeless.