Teodoro Ted Ramirez & The Santa Cruz River Band Official Website

Bio - Arizona folksinger Teodoro “Ted” Ramirez.

Ted was born in Tucson, Arizona on February 15, 1953 has performed as a solo musician since age 11.  He started playing music with local musicians, and credits exposure to Mexican and U.S. folk singers as the foundation for his personal music style. 

Influences: Miguel Aceves Mejia, Pedro Infante, Cornelio Reyna, Cuco Sanchez and American folksingers: Travis Edmonson, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Cynthia Gooding, Bud and Travis, and Lalo Guerrero.

Ted played electric guitar music as a kid:

Ventures, The Travelers, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, but when it came to performing he found folk songs similar to Alma Llanra, La Palomita, Wagoneer's Lad or East Virginia Blues most natural. 

Ted is primarily a folksinger, but has written a number of songs considered modest classics: “My Beloved Tucson”, “Viva Tucson”, “Billy Stiles”, “Look To Baboquivari” El Presidio” and “ Northern Star” are good examples.

He founded the Santa Cruz River Band around 1985 - the band concept is now retired - but may be revived down the line... 

For music samples please visit Ted's  "Borderland Artists" website listed below.

Thank you,
Ted Ramirez  - Santa Cruz River Band

This website is under construction, so please check back to see how it is going - (May 9, 2014.

Borderland Artists Contact info:




Borderland Artists - POB 19023 - Tucson, AZ - 85731