Hometown: Chicago, IL
Label: Self Promoted, Expansion Theory Productions
Sounds Like: Galactic, Lotus, Talking Heads, Pink Floyd, The String Cheese Incident
Thinner Teed is a Rock band based out of the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Their Genre bending original music stems from a multi-faceted interest in all styles of music including Rock, Funk, Latin and Bluegrass. The music has a groove oriented base with a heavy focus on intricate compositions that gives the band a unique sound.
Thinner Teed has played hundreds of venues and festivals across the midwest and beyond. They have shared the bill with great acts like Trey Anastasio Band, Primus, Umphreys McGee, Willie Nelson, The Wailers, and many more.
“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