As a singer, Todd combines precision and richness of tone with the passion of a great soul man.
As a singer, Todd combines precision and richness of tone with the passion of a great soul man. A born storyteller, Todd balances easy listening songs with an ability to communicate universal truths and matters of the heart. Todd reshapes recognizable songs with his easy charm, his acoustic guitar and a style all his own.
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Interview with Todd Stephens
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Voice work
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Passenger, OAR, Billy Joel, Train
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I care deeply.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Folk, Country
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) - His lyrics are real and raw. He sings is as he feels it.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Country folksy
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been singing all my life in one respect or another. I was classically trained and love that I have that foundation, but I also love that I have moved to a more soulful feel as a musician.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I'd be happy with 2. My voice and my guitar
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I look mean. Truth is, I cry at easily and unashamedly.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Can you play Freebird?" Please don't ask me that.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love to move people. Music is a transport to different places, feelings, emotions and times in out lives. I love being able to help people travel to those places.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that I will do my best for you.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently I am working on writing more. My family has been through quite an ordeal for the past 2 years. I want to get those songs written from that time. I want to pour those emotions out in the songs. I think we are all on the same path - just on different points on that path. If I can write songs that will help other people move past rough times in their lives, then I will consider my music successful.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I wrote a song, "Third Grade" and was able to successfully studio record and get the music video done for. I am more proud of that project than any other. If you would like to see it, you can view it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNBZk7bKB7Y