Todd Bailey has a unique blend of tones and frequencies that are folk, pop, honky tonk, bluegrass, rock & roll and Americana. A seasoned solo troubadour performing in and around South Jersey and Philadelphia since the late nineties. Todds songs use traditional arrangements and clever storytelling to take listeners on lyrical journeys. All with a unique cadence & clarity and delivered with his authentic style.
Todd Bailey has a unique blend of folk-rock Americana that has grown from his laid back east coast experiences. Todd has been performing in the Mid-Atlantic (PA, NJ, NY) region since the late nineties, he now broadens his vocal and rhythmic range to capture stories from his suburban family life.
Todd learned to play the guitar in 1994 when he was 19 years old. He was drawn to songwriting immediately and the earliest album he listened to while first learning was Highway 61 Revisited (Bob Dylan).
At the same time, Todd dropped out of a prestigious theatre conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA and took a cross-country Greyhound bus to Los Angeles where he spent his early troubadour and busking years on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, CA. (If you found that fact interesting about Todd than “On the Road” is the song for you from Todd’s catalog.)
Some of his stories from this period in time are mentioned in The Courts, a novel by Todd Bailey.
Late 90’s – Early 2000’s
Todd wrote and performed with Gypsy Killers and founded PhillyScene.org (An original Philly music web site) during this influential period of his early life.
In 2016/2017 Todd wrote and performed with Anxiety Drive in Philadelphia.
Todd has practiced and performed with many musicians and bands throughout his life and performed at many venues around the Delaware Valley.
Artist Comparisons: Robert Earl Keen, Charley Crocket, The Avett Brothers, William Clark Green, Turnpike Troubadours, Reckless Kelly, Dawes, Shawn Mullins, Eric Church, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Woodie Guthrie, Harry Chapin, Oliver Anthony and Nolan Taylor, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton.