Hometown: Chicago, IL
Label: Self Promoted, Expansion Theory Productions
Sounds Like: Galactic, Lotus, Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, The String Cheese Incident
Do you like funk, electro, bluegrass, jam influenced progressive rock and roll? Well, then let Thinner Teed take you on a ride through this kaleidoscope of musical genres. You will start on planet funk, then in the blink of an eye you will be on a progressive corkscrew straight to the center of the bluegrass nebula. Right when you start to get comfortable your ship will be leaving for pshycedelectro jamville. We will make your face, your ears, and body melt with these sounds of the beautiful musical galaxy.
Based in Chicago, they have been across the Midwest including Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, and Illinois making numerous appearances at festivals like Summer Camp, Fall Hookahville, Whippersnap, Tall Tree Lake & Shoe Fest. The band has an energy with it everywhere it goes. From the most intimate venue to the festival stage, these guys know how to bring it.
“Thinner Teed’s set was sparking with energy. You could tell from the Animal Muppet sitting on the kick drum that these guys have an eccentric mind-set on stage. Their covers of The Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime” and David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” gives the festival an 80’s dance feel while their originals prominently feature Brad Richter and Evan Schuit’s powerful guitar playing.”
Scott Pike - Jambands.com
“The side stage at Hookahville is a good place to soak up some new sounds, and Chicago’s Thinner Teed fit the bill as they wrapped a half hour set of high energy jams into a cohesive whirlwind of epic proportions”
Bill Whiting - Jamband News
“Jam music is very much an island of misfit toys.
As a genre, it is an encompassing term - a way to weave together music that is disparate but in possession of common influence and scope.
To many musicians who are given the label, it's like a four-letter word. Brad Richter of the Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based band Thinner Teed considers the term a jumping-off point.
Aiden Landman - Quad Cities Times