Todd Kessler, Season 3 contestant and member of Team Ceelo on NBC’s hit show, The Voice, started working his way through the Chicago music scene in 2005 getting his hands on every open mic he could. He was soon headlining shows at Chicago’s best venues (Lincoln Hall, Millennium Park, SPACE, and Schubas), gaining fans and praise with his powerful voice and poignant storytelling.
In 2010 Kessler with his band The New Folk entered the studio to record his fifth release and emerged eighteen months later with Sea Fever, an album that has garnered them critical acclaim in publications and blogs across the country. Debuting their “Alternative/Folk/Pop” sound in August 2012, Todd Kessler and The New Folk celebrated the release of Sea Fever with a summer residency at the famed Schubas Tavern in Chicago (named as one of the top 10 music venues in the country by CNN.com)
and began touring in support of the album with a run of shows in Austin, Texas during SXSW, and an appearance at Summerfest in Milwaukee.