610 North St
Madison, WI 53704

For more than two decades, Ted Hefko has plied his trade as a saxophonist, clarinetist, singer and strummer of guitars, but first and foremost he is a songsmith, rooted in the blues.

"Ted Hefko and the Thousandaires exemplify the unique alchemy of the New Orleans music scene - seasoned professionals crafting a distinctive sound with roots in blues, jazz, funk and folk." Tim Sweeney - Sweeney's Gumbo Ya Ya Dec 2021

"Nothing but decades of performing in front of live audiences can teach a songwriter how to write like this."
Calvin Powers, Americana Music Show

"Ted Hefko is a multi-instrumentalist tunesmith who usually heats up the night with a classy mix of blues, jazz and soul, but takes an interesting turn here by infusing backwoods country and old-school Louisiana R&B, too. The Thousandaires will have you grooving no matter what blues-rooted style they're playing."
Marty Gunther's Red, Hot 'n Blues Music Reviews - December 2021

"The urban poet strikes again with another striking set of tales from the dark side of Nawlins.....imagine a Tom Waits without the growl!"
Chris Spector, Midwest Record 8/21/21

"Ted Hefko really comes out hard with a terrific track, sounding like a new formation of The Band. The writing is powerful, the vocals very good."
Bman's Blues Report Aug. 27 2021