Ted Z and The Wranglers, of Southern California, deliver high-octane Americana, heartfelt ballads and gritty grassroots rock ‘n’ roll with a cowboy kick. Their folky story-telling songs convey themes of love, politics, environmentalism, childhood imagination, and the rawness of humanity. The concept of the band came to Ali “Ted” Zakka (lead singer, guitarist, former bassist of Handsome G) in a burst of songwriting during a break from his former band.
Ali called upon old friends Mike Layton (guitar, harmonica) and Professor Dan Mages (bass), and enlisted Mike Myers (drums, harmony vocals) to complete the new group. Layton now shares lead guitar duties for The Wranglers with the multi-talented musician and music teacher Rob Torres and the newest addition, Guitar Center blues competition titleholder Jackson Leverone. Together, these players meld Southwestern romanticism, cultural awareness, and rollicking good times to get audiences dancing and leave them hungry for more.
Ted Z and The Wranglers: Go Find Your Heaven
The Wranglers are Dan Mages (bass), Mike Myers (drums, vocals), and Jackson Leverone (lead and slide guitar, vocals). The band has honed its sound on big stages and in biker bars alike, playing and performing in major festivals and cities throughout the country. Ted Z and The Wranglers are signed to Rip Cat Records. Their first label release, Ghost Train, was recorded at Yellow Dog Studios in Wimberley, TX and produced by the famed Monty Byrom (Big House, Eddie Money). Ghost Train goes on sale October 16th, 2015 online and in stores across the nation.
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