Following appearance on NBC’s “The Voice” in March, singer-songwriter Teddy Chipouras releases his first full length album today.
The 20-year-old Lovettsville resident is a familiar face in Loudoun’s burgeoning music scene. He is often characterized as the boy next door with an old soul and the songwriting and performance on the new release reflect those traits.
In “Telephones,” Chipouras offers wise-beyond-his-years advice for people others to put down their phones and “lay on your back, look up and stare at the clouds above, breathe in the air.” Often his songs are infiltrated with stories of people and their struggles. “Wait Back Willy” tells a story of friends and the struggle of alcoholism within a family, ending with the haunting line, “Well, I turned out to be the same as your father.”
This self-titled album is Chipouras’ second. The first was an EP titled “Rolling Hills” that was released 2016.
When not performing at one of the region’s wineries or stage venues, Chipouras is pursuing a degree in media arts and design at James Madison University.
Starting Friday, Oct. 5, the album will be available for download on all music platforms (iTunes, Google Music, etc). A formal release party is planned Friday, Oct. 19 at the Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg. Tickets available at tallyhotheatre.com.
Learn more at TeddyChipouras.com.