Ann Teed - Eric Garrison
A Tasty Blend of Rhythm and Blues, Soft and Classic Rock,
Soul, Funk and Folk
Eric and Ann at The Poughkeepsie Ice House
“Hurricane” Annie Teed
Ann Teed is a doctoral student in Visual Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. As a songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist, Ann has played at the American Museum of Natural History, Emelin Theater, Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Albany Tulip Festival, First Night Troy, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts, and hundreds more festivals, community events, and music venues. In 2002, Ann Recorded her original song “Have a Dream” as part of the John Lennon Song Writing Tour Bus Project. This song and the project video appeared on ABC Eye Witness News in coordination with the Paul McCartney "Back in the USA Tour". She also has worked on musical projects with world renowned visual artist Peter Max as well as folk legend Pete Seeger. Ann is the recipient of a National Parents Choice Award for her musical album: The Shooting Star Express.
Eric Garrison - Guitar, Mandolin...
Eric Garrison is a singer/songwriter who combines a variety of influences in his original music. Drawing from a broad palette of musical traditions, he fashions music that has been hailed for its "expressive melodies, insightful themes, and sensitive yet bold and direct lyrics." (Taconic Newspapers) Eric was the founding coordinator for the Swannanoa Gathering's Contemporary Folk Week and Performance Lab Week programs and worked there as an instructor from 1992 through 2006, when he started his own program, Cedar Run Song Workshops, located in Madison, VA. Two of his songs, "Lehigh Valley Line" and "Breathing" came in 2nd and 4th in the 2000 WAMMIE Awards in the folk and pop categories, respectively, and in 2009 and 2010, Eric was a judge for the Songwriters' Association of Washington, D.C.'s annual songwriting contest.