Todd Kessler has not let early recognition alter his course in pursuit of his passion. In 2005 Kessler found himself as a finalist in VH1's Song of the Year Contest. Only to be acknowledged a year later by the web based reality show, “Prom Queen” which featured his song “Conversations in Gray.”
Todd Kessler is a Singer/Songwriter whose passion for what he does comes out in every performance he gives. His lyrics are insightful commentary on ourselves as people and our self as a society. With influences such as Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, along with more contemporary influences like Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, M. Ward, and David Gray, Todd's music is subtle in his arrangements yet powerful in his delivery.
Kessler has released two EP's in the past year, 2007's "The Veronika EP" and 2008's "Boomerang," in which he played a near capacity CD release show at the Double Door, one of Chicago's premier venues. Todd's debut album, "We Are The Musicmakers" was released in July of 2006 and is currently available on iTunes and CDbaby.com.. Based out of Chicago, Todd has toured throughout parts of the Midwest as well as shows in New York City, San Francisco, and the famed Kibitz Room at Canter's Deli in Los Angeles.
"Todd Kessler is a modern Folk singersongwriter who addresses timeless social and spiritual issues. Fans will adore his music for years to come." - Greg Magers [3-time Grammy nominated Engineer/Producer, Chicago, IL]
"If you are looking for some new and differet tunes, you should definitely give Chicago based singer/songwriter Todd Kessler a listen! His mix of pop-country-melodramatic melodies and melancholy, yet catchy lyrics gives faith to those that are lost in love or going through heartache. " - www.musicbleep.com [Los Angeles, CA]