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In the mid-to-late 90's, Ted Lukas served as the premier songwriter, lead guitar player, and heart and soul behind Big Deal Recording Artists, Barely Pink. He is featured on the group's Big Deal debut, Number One Fan ('97), and their follow-up release, Ellie's Suitcase ('99). Both Big Deal releases were also licensed to the major label, JVC/Victor in Japan. Ted Lukas and Barely Pink were also featured on Big Deal's 1997 Burt Bacharach tribute CD, What the World Needs Now.
In 1998, Ted Lukas formed Tampa Bay's breakthrough Americana band Hangtown, releasing two full length CDs: Here For Now (1999) on the Florida based Blue Heart label, and Eleven Reasons (2001) on Mississippi based Black Dog Records, a label founded by members of the legendary alternative country band, Blue Mountain.
In 2003 singer/songwriter Ted Lukas released a solo CD, Distracted, to much critical acclaim. In 2006, Hangtown reunited to release the EP Gone Today, Here Tomorrow. Sessions for this EP were mixed by known producer, Eric 'Roscoe' Ambel at Cowboy Technical Services in Brooklyn.
With Misled, the 2008 solo release, Ted Lukas returned to his power-pop roots. The 10-songs recorded for this self-produced, self-released CD capture the dynamic guitars, catchy melodies, and heartfelt vocals that were once made popular by classic artists such as Big Star, Nick Lowe, and Badfinger.
On April 6, 2010, Ted Lukas and his band, the Misled, are scheduled to release their latest CD, Learn How to Fall on Nine Alarm Records. This full length CD was produced by Ted Lukas and mixed by Eric 'Roscoe' Ambel at Cowboy Technical Services in Brooklyn.
Over the past fifteen years, Ted Lukas has appeared at some of the most reputable, well known original music venues and showcase events in the U.S. Be sure to keep checking the Events page for a full list of upcoming live appearances.