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Ted Mentry

Guitarist≈Vocalist≈Composer≈Producer≈Engineer

Ted Mentry and his band released two albums in the early eighties to high critical acclaim, (Illustrated Victims in 1981 and Artful Dodger in 1984) and quickly became the darlings of the Rocky Mountain music scene. After constant touring and a relentless live schedule, Ted Mentry, who had opened for everyone from Firefall to Lynyrd Skynyrd, disbanded the group in 1985 to pursue family and other interests. Ted Mentry came back better than ever at the turn of the century and what transpired during this extended hiatus seems clearly documented in Get A Life , the incredible CD that was released with a Laser show and reception at the Fiske Planetarium on the CU campus on December 10th, 2000 to a standing ovation and rave reviews. Ted Mentry is a dynamic singer, songwriter and extraordinary guitarist who blends electronic samples and programs with conventional instrumentation to create classic compositions with passionate, unforgettable musical and lyrical integrity. Get A Life  is 12 songs and 65 minutes that encompass all of those qualities.  It Is What It Is was released to a standing room only, sellout house at Nissi’s Showcase Cabaret in Lafayette, CO on July 26th, 2006 and is a continuation of that craft and passion for music but, this time, with an interesting twist; the captivating and dynamic singer, Allison Hawkins handling 90% of the vocal chores! Ted Mentry released another personal CD with Allison Hawkins titled EP and, in the interim, filled the guitar chair in the rock opera, Magdalene, Woman Of Light staged at the Denver Civic Theater in October, 2008 and monopolized much of the musical score in the full length, feature film, “The Highway Home.” Ted Mentry has played with and/or opened for Firefall, Boz Skaggs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shawn Phillips, Pat Travers, Chris Hillman, Y&T, Foghat, Winger, Carl Verheyen, Marshall Tucker, Wynona Judd and countless other “name” acts across the country.  Ted Mentry has produced over 30 different projects including 10 albums of his own, logged in countless dates in three years with recording artist, Shannon Rae and now lives in Los Angeles, California with Helen Allison Hawkins as the Tour Manager and guitar tech for Supertramp’s Carl Verheyen. He also owns and operates Tree Daddy Sound, the premier sound reinforcement company on the West Coast and gigs part time with the bands, TRUE THAT! and The Gene Butler Band. And if that isn’t enough the announcement is forthcoming on the release of Ted Mentry’s first and only all original guitar driven instrumental album entitled “THE CORONA SESSIONS.” Soon to be available everywhere!

 

 

 

           

 

The musical material included here is the full album, THE CORONA SESSIONS, recorded, as you might suspect, during the year long lockdown in Southern California and now released, not for profit, but for the enjoyment of anyone interested in an all original guitar based instrumental album from long a time student of the craft, Ted Mentry. Enjoy.

 

  1. Epic Ted Mentry/Dave Polich 4:10
  2. Border Patrol Ted Mentry 3:38
  3. Corona Ted Mentry 3:28
  4. Keep The Faith Ted Mentry/Dave Polich 5:19
  5. A Better Us Ted Mentry 4:03
  6. How Do You Sleep Ted Mentry/Dave Polich 3:53
  7. Ted's Shoes Ted Mentry/Dave Polich 3:27
  8. The Mask Ted Mentry 4:16
  9. TIMELESS Ted Mentry 5:05
  10. Olivia Ted Mentry 4:22