Friday, 20 June 2014

Ted Slowik Q&A

Your name: 
Ted Slowik.

Where are you from? 
Joliet, Illinois, USA.

Who else is in your band? 
Sometimes friends accompany me at performances, including keyboardist Rich Westrick and drummer Ron Kostka.

How would you describe yourselves? 
I play mainly original music that could be described as Americana folk rock.

Who are your main influences musically? 
The Beatles, Warren Zevon, John Prine.

What do you hope to achieve in music?  
To have fun and show continual improvement as a performer and to leave a lasting legacy as a songwriter and recording artist.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Recording and releasing (in 2014) a debut solo studio recording, “Comfort Zone.” Learn more at

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Oh, plenty. Mostly those times I was a jerk to other musicians and friends. Just last year I took part in a songwriting circle and I told a girl who had summoned the courage to perform one of her own songs that she should be “off book” because she referred to notes on a sheet of paper.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
“Record Store,” ( because it’s autobiographical and sums up my attitude about music.

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?

Anything else you’d like to say that I forgot to ask?
Thanks for your interest! I have a new-found love for life since suffering a near-fatal heart attack on Feb. 17, 2014 at age 48.

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