Ted Wise

It's my life's work to express those emotions and feelings that can only be conveyed through music. It's how my spirit takes wing and soars to unfathomable, seemingly unreachable heights. I hope that my music does the same for your spirit, too.

Welcome to My Website! (Nylon'nSteel)

thanks for dropping by my website.

Feel free to sample my samples (of songs, that is.)  At this point I included a few classical numbers, some original instrumentals, original arrangements, and even a vocal. I currently play at the Dockside Restaurant in Morro Bay a few times per month and other locations from time to time; I  will post dates here as available.  I enjoy doing gigs at local restaurants (93402 zip), wine bars and other venues. For restaurants,   I generally play for tips.  I am also available for special occasions and  lessons.  I enjoy performing special music for churches  in the area; of course, I do not charge for this.  My mainstay is solo guitar, but I'm also happy to sing covers if asked.  Finally, I enjoy playing with other instrumentalists (string players etc.)  out there; so contact me if you have something in mind!

Songs I  (a brief sampling of originals)

Sweetlonging (another original)

Amazing Grace arr by me in open tuning

Lynnsong (the song I wrote for my wife)

Skipping Stones (by me)

a song for a carefree day

Eventually, I will provide quality recordings of full length originals should any good souls be interested in sparing a buck to purchase same.  I am working on a CD containing originals, but this is turning out to  be a long range project.  I will definitely update this site with upcoming 

​gigs and new songs!

Songs II (classical and steel too)

Jesu Joy of  Mans' Desiring trans Rick Foster...one of my all time favorites. period.

Music to tap into.

Romanza (traditional, tremelo added by me)

Caprice (Mauro Giuliani arr Ben Verdery)

a fun classical barnburner!!

Steel (I play many rags etc.; here's  a short sample.)

Rag #2 by Alan Jaffee

Sweet Baby James (my favorite ballad)


Only A Few Steps

(my original vocal)

I will be performing at the Dockside Too restaurant in Morro Bay on July 11 from 3 to 6:30 (1235 Embarcadero).