Ted Ramirez is a folk musician with a very personal connection to the American Southwest. His family history is a mixture of Indigenous and European ancestry that spans every historical period of the area.
His appreciation for the natural beauty, culture and languages of the southwest inspire the beautiful music and stories found in his work.
Ted's original music moves the listener past the enigmatic imagery found in contemporary and historical accounts and gives an authentic look at the people and places of the Southwest.
Folk Singer/Songwriter - Teodoro "Ted" Ramirez
A Southwest Troubadour
Teodoro "Ted" Ramirez is a premier Southwest folk musician, singer/songwriter and storyteller. He presents the powerful and beautiful story of his homeland. He uses original and traditional Southwest music, combined with history and folklore to present a clear, positive view of the Southwest.
Concerts include Indigenous Mexican, American and European folk music styles framed with his uniquely personal and insightful accounts on music, customs and the culture of his magical homeland. Ted uses multiple regional stringed instruments in all his solo performances.
Ted tours worldwide – his past tours include: North Wales, England, Ireland, Canada, The Netherlands, Mexico and the U.S.
Ted’s family history begins in the mid-1600 in what’s now known as Northern Mexico and the American Southwest - his heritage includes both indigenous and European roots.
In the mid-80's Ted founded the celebrated "Santa Cruz River Band” a Southwestern folk music band.
He created and hosted the "Sounds of Arizona" a folk music radio program - the program aired for 10 years on 580AM in Arizona.
Ted is currently the "Artist-in-Residence" at the Tubac Historic Presidio Park.
He is the recipient of the prestigious "Arizona Culture Keeper Award", and many other culture preservation awards.