Ted Leo performs “Rave On” by Buddy Holly, “The Nice People Argument”, and “William Weld In The 21st Century”, on Past, Present Future, Live!
Since the early 90’s, Ted Leo has been one of the most progressive forces in independent music. From his band Chisel to Ted Leo and the Pharmacists to his solo work, he’s always stayed true to his punk roots, musically and politically. In this episode, he talks to RJ about the music that influenced him over the years, how his style has evolved, and the ‘seatbelt removing moments’ that feed him creatively. Ted discusses his decision to use Kickstarter to fund his last album, The Hanged Man, and why ‘deep collaboration makes you throw out your ego’. Listen to the full interview in Episode 5 right here: https://www.osirispod.com/podcasts/past-present-future-live/past-present-future-live-episode-5-ted-leo/
Ted Leo is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is the frontman and lead guitarist of rock group Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and in 2013, he and Aimee Mann formed the indie rock duo the Both. He and Aimee also have a podcast called The Art of Process.