Teddy and the Rough Riders Self-Titled LP, Margo Price Produced Record Out Now

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Full album premiere via Holler, Album Release Show at Renowned Third Man Records Blue Room
“A must-hear for hard country fans and their rockist friends who think they don’t like country music.” – Wide Open Country
Nashville darlings Teddy and The Rough Ridersnew self-titled LP Teddy and The Rough Riders emotes a sound that sits somewhere in the middle of “down-home” and “far out.” The Margo Price produced record prolifically drops retro-sounding, feel-good songs that would fit right in on a Grand Ole Opry radio broadcast or a late-night slot at Bonnaroo. Price is such a fan of the band, that she believes they have the super power to bring together fans from all corners of the music al world. “Given the chance,” Price says, “they will unite the hippies and the cowboys—the bikers and the stoners—with their groovy country songs.” Holler premiered the album in full describing it as “one big sizzling hotpot of salvation and fervor.” Teddy and The Rough Riders is out today and fans can now stream or purchase it at this link. Fans can also celebrate the release with the band at Third Man Records renowned Blue Room for their official album release show on Friday, July 1st. Info can be found here.

Teddy and The Rough Riders In The News:

“A lovely, tender dose of country-folk.” – BrooklynVegan
“Teddy and the Rough Riders brings a relaxed, 70s country soul groove.” – The Boot
“A must-hear for hard country fans and their rockist friends who think they don’t like country music.” – Wide Open Country
​​”Teddy and the Rough Riders’ homage “Hey Richard” is a somewhat sedate number that sways more than rocks. The song captures Little Richard’s sweetness.” – PopMatters
“The eponymous second LP from Nashville combo Teddy and the Rough Riders could just as well have been made in 1972.” – Nashville Scene
“Teddy and the Rough Riders are the sort of band you dream about even before you know they exist. They’re everything you’ve ever loved about US underground rock, country music and fiery 70s rock n roll all mixed up together in one big sizzling hotpot of salvation and fervor.” – Holler
“Teddy and the Rough Riders’ first single of the year feels like it’s truly 50 years young.” – Atwood
“Teddy and the Rough Riders are carving out some of the best new country.” – Raven Sings The Blues
More About Teddy and the Rough Riders (the album): Up until the sessions for Teddy and the Rough Riders in 2019, the band—Jack Quiggins (vocals, guitar), Ryan Jennings (vocals, bass), Nic Swafford (drums), and Luke Schneider (pedal steel)—had mostly recorded at home. This was their first big studio effort with a producer, engineer, and session players, and the goal of an audible fidelity change. After narrowing down their best demos, the band recruited Margo Price to produce because of her creative vision and “let’s roll” Neil Young-inspired recording philosophy. They rented out Club Roar, brought in engineer-producer Jake Davis and spent a few days holed up in the studio to capture the magic of the session.
“We ended up living with the purity, and the mistakes, and all the good of that. Some people spend three to six months on albums, and we were like, we have 900 dollars, let’s record these songs in three days,” Swafford recounts.
Price’s direction was a valuable asset to making the record a mature reflection of the band’s sound. Her attention to detail and style had a major impact on the production. She provided encouragement when needed, aided with changing arrangements, and made suggestions, like bringing in a trumpet, trombone, and saxophone. Seven months pregnant with her daughter at the time, she brought a magical motherly vibe to the studio atmosphere that supported their creativity. She provided the rowdy crew with pre-rolls and immunity shots each day, which helped too. Jeremy Ivey, Luke Schneider, Emily Nenni, Mike Eli, and more friends came in to play and sing on the songs being cut. Many parts were recorded live, the energy of which permeates throughout the album, giving a down-home feel to the hi-fi tracks.
What resulted from those three days of close collaboration in the studio on the final version of the album, mixed by Davis and mastered by John Baldwin, is some of the most original country rock to come from Nashville in a while.

Teddy and the Rough Riders tracklist:

Go Lucky Kind
Broken Bridges
Dance Floor Blues
Livin In The Woods
Rhinestone Salute
Drink Better
Leaving Forever Again
Bad Spot
Cat and Mouse
Hey Richard

More About Teddy and The Rough Riders (the band):

In the years leading up to their new self-titled LP, Teddy and The Rough Riders have released a home-recorded EP and LP, and several singles, including a 7” record from Third Man Records. They’ve shared bills with artists such as Margo Price, Jeff the Brotherhood, and Soccer Mommy, and have been the backing band in most of Emily Nenni’s recordings and live shows. Musical collaborators include Skyway Man, Erin Rae, Sean Thompson, and David Leonard, among others. After years of touring, playing bars and recording a prolific back catalog of work, Teddy and The Rough Riders first “big studio” effort, produced by Margo Price, will be released on July 1st via Appalachia Record Co.

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