He played primarily in the Midwest, but also performed in San Francisco, Manhattan, Windsor and Toronto Canada. While Ted is best classified as a rock musician, he originally majored in classical guitar at Wayne State University. He was a student of Blues, Country, Jazz, Middle Far Eastern, and contemporary music. His inspirations and teachers included Jo Fava (guitar) & Ravi Shankar (sitar). He performed in-concert or opened for The Eagles, Frank Zappa, Yes, John McLaughlin, Black Sabbath, Ravi Shankar, and others. Ted was a studio musician with Motown until they moved to Los Angeles.
He was their 'exotic string' specialist and could be heard playing a balalaika, sitar, acoustic 6 or 12 string guitar and more. His work can be heard on albums by The Temptations, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and more. He also did session work at Warner/Reprise, RCA and other major lables. Ted Lucas was a member of the original Spike Drivers. He also formed The Misty Wizards, The Horny Toads, Ted Lucas & the Phasers, The Androids, and Boogie Disease.
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