Ted McCloskeys 9th release, Last Flower Standing, is a complex and haunting exposé on those toxic flowers and beautiful weeds that exist all around us. Its about unshakable shadows that cant just be buried and forgotten. Its about discarded souls that have been uprooted yet survive. Familiarly riff-driven and doused in exposed nerves and slide guitarsLast Flower Standing is both heartbreaking and beautiful; a survival story and a past exhumed.
Ted McCloskey has been telling compelling stories to local and national audiences for years. He is a singer/songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, a producer and film composer. He has nine records to his name alone. His music has been featured on AMCs Mad Men and The Walking Dead, Anthony Bourdains Parts Unknown, Jerry Seinfelds web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, NBCs The Voice, and over 100 different shows on networks as varied as Discovery, PBS, and Comedy Central. If you are lucky enough to catch him and his crackin band, the Hi-Fis, you get the feeling you have seen something special. Its pure energy; its a snarling type of rock and roll that just isnt made anymore. He has shared the stage with the likes of Jason Isbell, Ryan Adams, Drive-By Truckers, and Alejandro Escovedo.
Ted McCloskey-vocals, guitars, and other bits of other noise…
and the Hi-Fi’s:
Rene Witzke-bass, vocals
Molly Countermine-vocals, percussion, piano
Domenick Swentosky-vocals, guitar, sax.