I know times are hard
I know times are tough
But you've got to believe they're gonna get better.
You've got to believe they're gonna change.
And sometimes, you've just got to get out there and change them for yourself.
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 a 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 on the weekends in some little corner bar for tips and beer. It wasn't something you do as a career".
Teddy Long has built a strong and loyal following in Austin. He has shared the stage with likes of Jack Ingram, Paula Nelson, Django Walker and Texas favorites, Two Tons of Steel. With his sights set on the recording of a new EP, 2016 will be the year of Teddy Long.
Musician: Teddy Long
Venue: Saxon Pub, Austin, TX