"A captivating improviser, imaginative composer, and master of collaboration." – San Francisco Chronicle
A Bay Area native, Sickafoose spent some years in Los Angeles studying bass with Charlie Haden and composition with the great, late Mel Powell. Since then, he's been recording and performing with a ton of innovative folks and genre benders including Ani DiFranco, Andrew Bird, Jenny Scheinman, Anaïs Mitchell, Allison Miller, Ron Miles, Trey Anastasio, Nels Cline, Myra Melford, Tin Hat Trio, Adam Levy, Liz Wright, Scott Amendola, Will Bernard, Jessica Lurie, Skerik, Dosh, Shane Endsley, Ben Wendel, Stebmo, Peter Mulvey, Erin McKeown, Gina Leishman, Nels Andrews, Carla Bozulich, Rupa & the April Fishes, Noe Venable, Etienne de Rocher, James Carney, Erik Deutsch, David Bromberg, Tony Furtado, Darol Anger, and more.
As a producer/engineer, Sickafoose has helmed over 25 albums including Anaïs Mitchell's critically-acclaimed Hadestown (2010) and Young Man In America (2012).
The consistency of his personal voice within wildly diverse collaborations prompted the LA Weekly to call Todd "one of the most comprehensive musical minds of this coast".