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What to Know About Soul Singer Teddy Swims, Who Sang With AGT's Kodi Lee
We just couldn't help but notice his indisputable talent during their performance.
The musical prodigy, who is blind and has autism, played the piano while singing Journey's 1981 classic "Don't Stop Believin.'" Backing him up on guitar was none other than Journey founder himself, Neal Schon, while soul artist Teddy Swims accompanied him on vocals.
Speaking of Swims, we just couldn't help but notice his indisputable talent during the performance. So much so that we've done a deep dive to find out everything we can about the singer.
Teddy Swims' stage name has a deeper meaning.
On his website, the artist explains that he's a preacher's son who was born and raised in Georgia with the given name Jaten Dimsdale. However, once he ventured into the music industry, he began performing with a name that has a touching meaning
"Swims is an acronym for 'Someone Who Isn’t Me Sometimes,' and it’s a kind of shorthand for everything he stands for," his website says. "There’s the fact that his voice sounds cozy and rich over any of the many genres he loves to mix up, from the pop and soul most have heard, on to gospel, hip-hop, and hard rock. But it’s even bigger than the Atlanta singer and songwriter’s rich baritone. To Teddy, the concept goes beyond his art, it means empathy, connection, using music to serve a greater good, and staying true to your people."
You can listen to even more of Teddy Swims' music right now.
In addition to his cover of "Don't Stop Believin,'" Swims has released three EPs (Tough Love, Unlearning, and A Very Teddy Christmas) and multiple singles. You can listen to them all anywhere you can stream music.
Swims is going on tour this fall.
If you'd like to hear his bluesy vocals in person, Swims (who has more than 1 million followers on Instagram) is setting out on a U.S. tour this fall. It'll begin in Columbia, SC on September 27, with the last date on November 19, in Macon, GA. You can but tickets on his website right now.