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Felix McTeigue

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Edward McTeigue
Birth nameEdward McTeigue
Also known asFDR
DiedJuly 24, 2020[1]
Occupation(s)Record producer, songwriter, musician

Edward "Felix" McTeigue was a Grammy Award-nominated record producer and songwriter.


Notable songs by McTeigue include Platinum selling and number one Mediabase hit "Anything Goes" for the band Florida Georgia Line.[2] In 2017 McTeigue was nominated for a Grammy award for "Wreck You", a song co-written and released by Lori McKenna. Additionally, "Wreck You" was nominated for 2018 American Award for Americana song of the year.[3] McTeigue also co-wrote Dallas Smith's top five Canadian Country song "Jumped Right In" which was certified gold in 2014.

McTeigue began to produce records for other artists. Other writers and performers he collaborated with include Mary Gauthier, Amy Helm and Katharine McPhee.

Previously a singer-songwriter himself, McTeigue released several critically acclaimed solo albums and performed at venues including The Fillmore in San Francisco, The Bottom Line in New York City and the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, Massachusetts.

McTeigue died in 2020 after complications from surgery.[1]


McTeigue's mother Maggie Roche (1951–2017) formed folk/pop group The Roches with her sisters Suzzy and Terre.[4] Singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche, Suzzy's daughter with Loudon Wainwright III, is McTeigue's cousin.[5]


Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell wrote "On Your Way (Felix Song)" for her 2022 self-titled album about McTeigue's passing.[6]

Singer-songwriter Roger Street Friedman, wrote "About You" for his 2022 album "Love Hope Trust" about McTeigue's death. The album itself is dedicated to McTeigue. [7]


Solo studio albums[edit]

  • Felix McTeigue (album) (2001)
  • Radio Perfecto (album) (2004)
  • The New Deal (album as FDR) (2006)


  • Hoi Polloi (album) (1998)

Felix McTeigue & Jason Covert[edit]

  • Carnivora (album) (2010)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Nicholson, Jessica (August 17, 2020). "Songwriter/Music Producer Edward "Felix" McTeigue Dies At 48". Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  2. ^ "Florida Georgia Line's "Anything Goes" Claims #1 at Country Radio". November 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "News".
  4. ^ Hartenbach, Brett. "Review: Felix McTeigue". AllMusic. Retrieved March 5, 2008.
  5. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Lucy Wainright Roche Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  6. ^ Helman, Peter (January 12, 2022). "Anaïs Mitchell – "On Your Way (Felix Song)"". Stereogum. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  7. ^ Video Premiere: Roger Street Friedman “About You”, Americana Highways, 3/6/2023 https://americanahighways.org/2023/03/06/video-premiere-roger-street-friedman-about-you/

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