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Ted Day

Ted Day has been playing piano since he was 6 years old. He took piano lessons throughout grade school. In high school, he played alto saxophone in the White County High marching band until he graduated in 1961. He started playing music with his uncle, Kenneth (Monk) Walker, who later went on to play with Bobby Bare in Ohio. He comes from a musically inclined family with his Grandfather playing harmonica, Mother played guitar, Uncle played piano and everyone in the family grew up singing gospel music and harmonizing. He started out playing drums in the first band in 1954 and then later piano with a group of guys from high school. This band was called "The Red River Rockers". They were the first rockabilly band in Sparta, Tennessee which was about 1957. They continued to perform though out their high school days performing at sock hops and dances. This band stayed together till graduation and then everyone went their separate ways. Ted was the only one in the band that made a career in music.
Over the years Ted has played in too many bands for even him to remember. He has traveled in about 22 states in the Southeast United States playing hotel lounges and casinos. He has worked on cruise ships that traveled to Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico. He performed with the band “Shagar" on the CMT show "You Can Be a Star" back in the 80's.
He now has retired from the long road trips and being gone from home three to six months at a time. He owns and operates his studio "Digitrax" and is the keyboard player for "Olds 88". All Olds 88 music is recorded by him and has the Digitax label.
This is his statement about the Olds 88 band; "I love playing in this band and all the guys, I love the music we play because that's what I started playing back in the 50's. I love most all kinds of music, but this is my favorite. If Rockabilly don't make your feet move, then they must be tied together. I won't never forget when we did a gig at the Dixie Cafe in Byrdstown, TN, and this older lady (she was like 80 something years old) came up to me and said when she heard us play, she just had to get up and dance. Her daughter told me later she had never seen her Mother get up and dance there before.
Thanks everyone, I love all our fans."