It Takes A Man To Play The Blues"..and that tough guy is Texas born blues man Ted Vaughn who fronts a group of blues pros in Oregon these days. Their long awaited album features the outfits fierceness and vigor that has electrified blues lovers for quite some time. ” - Tom Keller

Folkworld Magazine

 The title song, "It Takes A Man To Play The Blues" is a reminder that " The Blues Had a Baby and They Called It Rock N' Roll "...Ten songs that break straight across the barrier with full force . The blues music remains intact and the songs, in my opinion, are wonderful !  ” - Micheles Kinde

— Blaskans Vanner Magazine , Sweden

Ted has a voice that seems to be made with the blues in mind." ” - Roger Bengtsson

— Ungtro Music Blog , Sweden

Relentless and magnetic, this band will rock you !” - Steve Dunn , Owner

— Redgate Vineyard, Independence, OR, USA

..."On "It Takes A Man To Play The Blues", the songs confirm Vaughn's musical expertise...blues rock which can only please you !” - Eric Schuurmans

Rootstime Magazine , Belgium

The Ted Vaughn Blues Band is Blues. No frills, raw and real..."It Takes A Man To Play The Blues" is a more than decent album with , of course, the impeccable harp playing by front man Ted Vaughn.”

Rootsville Magazine , Belgium

Blues fans and lovers will enjoy the good groove that shines from these recordings (It Takes A Man to Play The Blues)...A real instrumental pleasure.” - DJ Mike the Frenchy

— Radio I.S.A. FM, France

The debut album of the quintet of blues harp player Ted Vaughn offers earthy and rough blues rock. Experienced and competent. Folkworld Magazine, Germany   ...your music is excellent. You have a raunchy , bluesy sound that's at once hypnotically rhythmic and exuberantly hook - filled. Peter Hay - Twin Vision Promotions “(The Ted Vaughn Blues Band) album should carry a health warning as it is certainly loud and takes no prisoners...If this doesn't get you on your feet, nothing will. Excellent gruff vocal by Ted Vaughn and some fiery lead guitar by Clay "Bone" King. This is an excellent rocking blues album that thunders along from start to finish and is pure entertainment !”Adrian Blacklee - Blues Matters, Bridgend, UK The Blues Harp is played with a real vibrancy by Ted Vaughn and Clay "Bone" King burns everything down to ashes with some searing guitar work. A giddy romp and a really enjoyable listen with rootsy blues that grab you in a dizzy spell of joy and some down n' dirty playing.Paul McGee - Lonesome Highway Magazine, Ireland  Ted Vaughn...has a voice made for the BluesHans Bloom - Dalademokraten Newspaper, Sweden (The Ted Vaughn Blues Band) album is wrapped up with a storming version of "Treat Her Right", the perennial crowd pleaser with the entire band having a ball. I reckon this group would be a great live act to catch and I look forward to the next release. John Knighton - Fatea Records Magazine, UK “Yes for unpretentious blues. A thousand times, yes ! The Ted Vaughn Blues Band is the genuine thing. Go to this show.”8 Days a Week , Entertainment Scene - The Corvallis Advocate, Corvallis, OR, USA (The Ted Vaughn Blues Band's) Eponymous debut album is an absolute must for blues lovers !Muziek Wereld , The Netherlands  GREAT CD ! Brilliant songwriting, musicianship and "in your face" attitude ! Peter Holmstedt - Hemifran, Sparsor ,Sweden  The Ted Vaughn Blues Band had the packed house on it's feet, dancing the night away !Emily Mentzer - Polk County Itemizer-Observer, Independence, OR, USA The Ted Vaughn Blues Band, high caliber , powerful , professional . You feel it. Steve Dunn, owner - Redgate Vineyard  Like any proper blues act, the name Vaughn is in lights and at least one song starts with the word "them". Straight up blues rock for those who can't get enough . These folks are quickly becoming THE Pacific Northwest blues band to watch.Eight Days A Week Guide "Top Pick" - The Corvallis Advocate, Corvallis, OR. USA  Love that hard-rockin' blues,especially the harp. Sounds like Johnny Cash in parts, too. (That ain't no criticism ! )David Layton, Guitarist, Songwriter (Duffy, Steve Winwood ) - ReverbNation ( The Ted Vaughn Blues Band ) has that different edge...a breath of fresh air.Kate Naiman - Left Coast Roadshow, Inc. “The music itself is an amazing blend of no holds barred Rhythm and Blues, classic Saloon Jazz with a dash of Classic Rock. The musicianship of all the players involved is equally as impressive. The rhythm groove (Bass/Drums) is as thick as a brick. Top to bottom this unit is rock solid... Kudos goes out to the slamming harp and guitar by Vaughn and company, but the most impressive thing is the impressive vocal persona and sizzling harp performances from Mr. Vaughn himself. His harmonica skills are to die for and his vocal delivery is spot on for the genre. No doubt these guys are a total riot to check out live around Southern Oregon and beyond...The music is nitty-gritty, rock solid, heavy and consistent.”Cyrus Rhodes, CEO, President - Indie Music Digest “Nominated "CD of the Year" "A real barnburner."”Cyrus Rhodes - Indie Music Digest Well, it only took one listen to your song "Nothin' But Trouble" for me to come up with this question: Why aren't you guys on Alligator Records ? ! Really, it sure sounds like you should be... You have all the elements of a great blues band.Jim Drake - The Hood River News The Ted Vaughn Blues Band tore up the stage...a terrific, fun performance ! Greg Johnson, President, Cascade Blues Association - Blindmans Blues Forum A strong energy is a key weapon of the group. ..artists with an attitude !--Branimir Lokner , Belgrade, Serbia - Time Machine Music The playing is tight,the sound is sharp....a blues persona all their own. Electrifying harmonica work.Mike DeGagne - All Music Guide after nearly 26 years in radio, I must confess that this is one of the most uplifting performances in the bluesland...the feeling is what it's all about. Ted got it.Lars G. Lindberg - Radio Siljan 94.1 Mora, Sweden “(The Ted Vaughn Blues Band) quickly carving a reputation as one of the Pacific Northwest's favorite bands. ”The Salem Business Journal - Salem, OR. USA “..."We head into the lounge for a pre-dinner cocktail and find out that The Ted Vaughn Blues Band is playing that night. After Ted started playing, I knew we made the right choice... just a killer sound..."”Mark Gregor, Author, Food and Entertainment Critic - Seattle, WA - Gregor's Pub The Ted Vaughn Blues Band brings something perfect for Friday night. It's bluesy and rocky, and Vaughn's voice sounds straight out of the Delta...The Statesman Journal - Weekend Guide, Salem, OR. USA “...."Ted's got that old Chess harp sound down pat... The songwriting is up there with the best..." ”-Mike Caudle - The Blues Show, WQFS 90.9 Greensboro, NC, USA ”
Blues addicts will love this album ! ” - Eric Schuurmans - Halen, Belgium


I am absolutely lovin' what I am hearing here. Your music has such a great VIBE/ENERGY going on. Killer harmonica. I really enjoyed listening to "Them 12 Bar Blues". Absolutely amazing ! I also really liked "The Thrill Is Gone" (great cover) and "Nothin' But Trouble", two more fantastic songs. Nice work. Superb vocals, lyrics and musicianship.” - Neal Maingot , The Neal Maingot Project, Vancouver, Canada

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