Minnesota singer/songwriter Ted Feyder will perform at the Music in the Park Series in Staples Sunday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m.
An accomplished musician, Feyder plays guitar, mandolin and harmonica; and is known for his rich singing voice. His songs are inspired by the north woods, family and faith.
Feyder grew up north of Hibbing in the Side Lake community. His family lived on Big Sturgeon Lake and it was there that he first was introduced to music and the outdoors, both of which would become passions of his. At age 10, Ted started learning guitar; and he continued studying music and performing throughout high school and college.
During the 1980s, Feyder lived in Alaska, which inspired a number of self-penned tunes featuring nature and family topics. In 1989, he moved back to Minnesota and for 10 years was part of the folk-rock duo, Feyder and Everhart, which he formed with college-friend Glen Everhart. During that time, the duo performed full-time, entertaining at colleges, corporate events, resorts, etc. They also recorded four CDs, including “Goin’ Up North,” which has become a favorite of Minnesota outdoors enthusiasts; and been featured on radio and television stations throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Since 2007, Feyder has worked as the worship pastor at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter.
The Music in the Park Concerts are held in the Northern Pacific (NP) Park, 625 Sixth St. NE, Staples, Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. and will run through Aug. 13. For more information on the Music in the Park series as well as the regular concert series, check out www.staplesmotleyarts.org.