Soaring & unrepentant arena rock, transcendent acoustic ballads, deep and dark bass grooves – all punctuated with a hint of the blues. This is the unique sonic landscape created by "Let It Shine", the second solo release from Washington, DC based singer/songwriter/guitarist Ted Hovis.
Upon the album's release, a new live act was formed "Ted Hovis & The Stolen Camaros" which features Mark Beeson on bass/vocals, Ted Dumas on drums, and Dick Busby on keyboards/guitar.
"Let It Shine" was recorded with certified platinum producer Kevin Gutierrez (Twilight Soundtrack, Johnny Cash, Bret Michaels) at Assembly Line Studios to create a rich and truly world class sound quality that holds up well against most any major label release.
A guitar driven rock album first and foremost, "Let It Shine" contains tracks with enough moods and stylistic range to appeal to fans of AAA, classic/retro rock, blues, funk, electronic, and acoustic genres. Listeners who have acts such as U2, Kings of Leon, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, Pink Floyd, Massive Attack, Eric Clapton, or major British rock acts from the 70s & 80s in their music library should find a lot to like here.
Prior to his latest release, Ted provided original songs for the internationally released independent film "Running Deep" and has appeared live in various projects with Chris Barron (Spin Doctors), Violent Femmes, Our Lady Peace, Goldfinger, and more.