Our Mission

Blues music is unique to our national heritage. Blues music describes our shared history, how we transitioned from a rural to an urban society, our joys and hardships, and how we developed a social conscious as a young nation. The blues moves us to dance—we feel the emotion of the music.

Teddy’s Productions was founded to bring genuine blues music to New Mexico, and to honor its history as an original American music genre.

Theodore (“Teddy”) Kreifels

President and Owner, Teddy’s Productions

Teddy loves the blues. Inspired by his blues dance instructor, Teddy discovered the emotional connection and movement behind the music. He has created Teddy’s Productions to bring an authentic blues experience to New Mexico. He hopes you enjoy the party!

“The blues is like a planet. It’s an enormous topic. You can’t ignore the impact that it has had and continues to have on the whole musical culture. It’s a tree that everyone is swinging from. Without it, I don’t know where I would be. It’s indelible and indispensable.”
Tom Waits
“As a guitar player, you can gravitate to the blues because you can play it easily. It’s not a style that’s difficult to pick up. It’s purely emotive and dead easy to get a start with.”
Boz Scaggs
“I don’t try to just be a blues singer – I try to be an entertainer. That has kept me going.”
B.B. King
“I listened to King Oliver and I listened to Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Archie Shepp… I listened to everything I could that came from that place that they call the blues but, in formality, isn’t necessarily the blues.”
Eric Clapton
“Hearing the blues changed my life.”
Van Morrison
“The blues is like a planet. It’s an enormous topic. You can’t ignore the impact that it has had and continues to have on the whole musical culture. It’s a tree that everyone is swinging from. Without it, I don’t know where I would be. It’s indelible and indispensable.”
Tom Waits