Ted Z and the Wranglers deliver outlaw country-charged rock. Ted’s catchy story-songs are fully-realized tales of love, regret, getting older, and getting in trouble. The band stirs up its Americana influences, featuring quick picking and bluesy slide guitar over galloping train beats and swinging shuffles. In the span of a few years, Ted Z and the Wranglers have become one of Southern California’s most compelling and sought-after Americana/Country/Roots Music collectives.
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 venues 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 Monty Byrom (Big House, Eddie Money).
“[I]t’s their brand of grassroots, southwestern country-folk that sets them apart… there’s an introspective feel to their music, a manner in which inspires thought and reflection. Not content to remain sonically low key, however, their music also spans grittier rock ‘n’ roll, making them a well-rounded group of musicians and artists.”
Vickye Fisher – For The Country Record
“And though protest with a capital “P” was front and center during the seven-hour event… [for] protest rockers Ted Z and the Wranglers… it was [a] protest burning with love, and [they] demonstrated once and for all that we are all the same and different, and that is cause for celebration, not conflict.” Bruce Lyons – Hollywood Today
“If there’s such a thing as a high-functioning rock band, Ted Z and the Wranglers are it. Since getting serious as a band a couple of years ago, they’ve been on a creative tear…” Adam Levinus – OC Weekly
“Ted Z & The Wranglers got up and performed an amazing live set!” Jenavieve Belair – OrangeCounty.com