Ted Newman grew up in Colorado but has called Arizona his home for over fifty years. He is an award winning educator, singer, songwriter, poet, guitarist, and former Army Officer, airplane and helicopter pilot, paratrooper, ranch hand, construction worker, horseman, hiker, scuba diver, and lover of the Western Outdoors.
He began his career in 1957 with a hit record "Plaything" and toured with Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins after appearing on American Bandstand with Dick Clark. He toured Europe most of 1961 with a folk group. He later played bass for John Denver.
Since 1998 he has spent summers in Colorado performing at the Broadmoor Hotel, Garden of the Gods, M Lazy C Cowboy dinner show, Cheyenne Mountain Conference Center, The El Paso Club and for the past eight years at the "Pantry Gardens" in Green Mountain Falls every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. He also appears at Spanish Peaks VA Hospital as well as several area retirement communities.
One of his songs "The Great Sonoran Desert" has been illustrated in a book to teach kids about the desert.
Ted has a lot of experience in entertaining conventions, small groups, private parties, and lounge venues. He can do a one hour show or a lounge venue. He was recently named as one of 100 Arizona Culture Keepers for the Arizona Centennial.