Born and raised in Lafayette, LA, Tif ‘Teddy’ Lamson grew up playing and performing music since early childhood. Growing up playing gospel music sparked her love for stage performance and improvisation— leading her to study Music/ Percussion at the University of New Orleans. Following the devastation of Katrina, she relocated to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and continued education in Music and Visual Arts.
In 2008, she co-created the music group known as GIVERS. They self-produced and released an EP which led to their signing a deal with the international record company, Glassnote Records. After the release of their debut LP, IN LIGHT, the group became a staple on the national festival circuit and performed on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live! TV Show. Tif went on to record on or be featured on artists' records such as Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Anders Osbourne, Rickie Lee Jones, Mike Dillon, Jabberwocky, and Grammy-nominated Valcour records' Rediscovering Lomax in the Evangeline Country-Lomax Tribute Compilation, alongside many others. She recently worked as Music Director and Drummer for Canadian Pop artist PEACHES on her 20 year Anniversary Tour and continues to Music Direct and Perform in residency at The Music Box Village in New Orleans.
She currently resides in New Orleans where she continues to explore musical endeavors including projects such as: Jelly Toast, Neva Wright and the My Bads, a fourth GIVERS release, and a Solo debut effort in the works.