Todd Phipps

Recording and Touring Artist

Todd plays B-3 and Xk-1

Todd has been playing the Hammond organ since 1989 when he got bit by the Hammond bug. An encounter with a B-3 at a studio in Roanoke, VA where he lived cemented his desire to play Hammond. Todd plays a variety of genres with a focus on Soul and R&B, being a keen devotee of the Stax/Volt sound. Currently calling Mount Horeb, WI home, he has played with the southern Wisconsin blues/funk/classic rock staple The Blue Olives since 2008. The Blue Olives currently enjoy a residency at the House Of Blues Chicago on the 3rd Saturday of every month. In addition to his tenure with The Blue Olives he also plays with new instrumental funk horn-based project Rare Element and Madison’s own Otis Redding tribute project Don’t Mess With Cupid. He also plays with the female-fronted celebration of the music of Led Zeppelin, Lex Zeppelin fronted by the dynamic vocalist Lexi Parr, as well as playing with the dance funk outfit The Funkee Jbeez. He also picks up gigs with many area blues artists.