When asked about his approach to composition and guitar, Todd Krider looks at it this way, "Paying close attention to what happens when what you're supposed to be doing seems to be failing can be the brightest moments of unintended inspiration. Even if what you're doing sucks, keep working until you find that happy accident that brings you something to work with. Then, when you find yourself walking down the street humming, you know you've got something. That's how I come up with most everything I do, including cover tunes."
Todd first took up guitar when he was 11, learning his father's 1963 Gibson J45 in the family den. There, he created a relationship with the essence of the instrument. But it wasn't until after he got out of the Army in 1993 and heard the music of Michael Hedges that he became devoted to creating and performing his own music for guitar.
Todd has shared the stage with more than a few notable musicians and finger-style players including Michael Manring, Thomas Leeb, Doug Young, Jeff Titus, Giacomo Fiore, CR Saikley, and Tom Lamson.
Todd's 2004 debut release "Emotive" is available by request.
Endorsements and what folks are saying:
"It's nice to hear one of my guitars played with such touch and feel."
"To my ear, you've taken influences from the great ones and then added a subtle twist that marks compositions as your own."
David King (Kaki's Father)
"It's not sex without love---Todd's playing is heart-felt, rhythmically interesting. He's a fine composer."
Teddy Randazzo Jr.
Guitarist, Dazzo acoustic pickups