Ted Russell Kamp | Poor Man's Pardise

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Poor Man's Pardise

by Ted Russell Kamp

Americana and Alt. Country with a soulful and storytelling Singer / Songwriter style - kind of loose-jointed, sunny-dispositioned down-home Southern rock and country.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Just a Yesterday Away
3:34 $0.99
2. Just Go South
4:02 $0.99
3. Let the Rain Fall Down
4:22 $0.99
4. Long Distance Man
3:34 $0.99
5. Let Love Do the Rest
4:48 $0.99
6. Ballad of That Guy
3:19 $0.99
7. Dixie
4:23 $0.99
8. Poor Man's Paradise
4:54 $0.99
9. Old Folks Blues
3:56 $0.99
10. Never Gonna Do You Wrong
3:03 $0.99
11. Player Piano
4:38 $0.99
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Album Notes
A workingman’s musician with a thorough grasp of his craft, Ted Russell Kamp comes into his own as a solo artist and songwriter with Poor Man’s Paradise.

The album is a juicy gumbo of country, Southern-fried rock and soul in the style of lifelong inspirations J.J. Cale, Leon Russell, The Band, Little Feat and Kris Kristofferson. Reflecting Kamp’s desire to express “more detail, more emotion, more poetry and realism,” it’s packed with some of the toughest and most poignant songs he’s yet written: boogeying roadhouse anthems like “Just a Yesterday Away,” the Jerry Reed-style “Long Distance Man” and “Just Go South”; detail-studded story songs such as the waltzing “Player Piano” and the humorous “Ballad of That Guy”; and a heartbreak hit in the melodic weeper “Let Love Do the Rest” (co-written with Southern California honky-tonker David Serby).

A roots-savvy crew of pals helped Kamp record basic tracks in L.A., including guitarists Tony Gilkyson and Kenny Vaughan, drummer Don Heffington, mandolinist Marvin Etzioni, Waylon Jennings/Highwaymen pedal steel player Robbie Turner, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash frontman Mark Stuart, singer Gia Ciambotti and Tina & the B-Sides frontwoman Tina Schlieske. Kamp’s own instrumental prowess is also heard on guitar, mandolin, bass, keyboards, lap steel, accordion, trombone and trumpet.



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Ray Owles

Ted is the man!!!
When he’s not busy touring and recording with Shooter Jennings & The .357’s, Ted Russell Kamp has been holding his own as a solo singer-songwriter. His latest album, ”Poor Man’s Paradise” is a blend of country, blues, folk & classic rock that is a wonderful addition to his already impressive recording catalog. A true road dog, Ted notes that this album was recorded on the “...tour bus and countless hotel rooms across America...” Standout tracks like “Long Distance Man”, “Dixie”, “Poor Man’s Paradise” and “Old Folks Blues” show Ted’s musical range and will have you hoping that his tour bus rolls through a town near you soon.

Gail Larrick

One More Moving Set
Ted Russell Kamp’s “Poor Man’s Paradise” is all about people in motion—leaving and coming back, shedding yesterday for tomorrow, finding the way from loss to celebration—and always, always the restless search for self and home.

Kamp wrote or cowrote every song on the album, and his voice with its overtones of loneliness, longing, and invitation hits the center of every target his music aims for. He’s a storyteller with an inventory of lost ladies found and lost again, tales of the road life. His stories come from deep roots—American and blue, first person, lonesome, and true—filled with a lover’s promises and regrets.

Even in the stand-still songs, the impulse for movement shows up in lines like the beautiful “…she’s a wild rose that grows between the railroad tracks.”

Drawing in an impressive cast of accomplished musicians and vocalists, Kamp delivers in this album, as in all his previous solo work, solace for the heart and soul.