Todd Albright

Todd Albright is a country blues, twelve string guitar player and vocalist based in Detroit, Michigan. Grounded in the pre-war era of the blues tradition (1880-1939), Todd is a mindful purveyor of blues history. His repertoire upholds musical pillars such as Blind Willie McTell, George Carter, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Leadbelly. His life’s work continues the distinguished tradition of the very roots of American music as told by the African American musicians who created it.

Todd's vigorous, gritty and soulful performances are accompanied by stories of the masters and a deep intuitive sense of respect for craft, providing audiences with a meaningful experience while creating a transcendent moment. One of the top blues guitarists in the world, Todd is the only contemporary twelve string player in his genre.

Todd began playing the blues while still a teenager, some twenty-five years ago. Initially, he was drawn to the sound of the finger-picked style and has since immersed himself in the foundational music and narratives of American culture. Over the years, Todd has shared the stage with artists such as Roy Book Binder, Charlie Parr, Paul Geremia, and Dakota Dave Hull.

Todd's first full-length LP, Fourth Floor Visitor, was released by Jett Plastic Recordings out of Detroit, Michigan (2017). His latest album, Detroit Twelve String: Blues & Rags, is out now on Third Man Records (2017).

Past Shows


Jan
8
th
2023
Turf Club
Jan
8
th
2023
Turf Club

Charlie Parr

January 2023 Residency
with Todd Albright
Sep
12
th
2021
Turf Club
Sep
12
th
2021
Turf Club

Erik Koskinen

with Will Overman and Todd Albright
Jan
12
th
2020
Turf Club
Jan
12
th
2020
Turf Club

Charlie Parr

with Todd Albright

More Shows

Oct
26
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Richard Thompson

Oct
24
th
First Avenue

The Heavy Heavy

with Dylan LeBlanc
Aug
15
th
Palace Theatre

Forrest Frank

with Josiah Queen
Oct
26
th
7th St Entry

Delicate Steve

with Fran