PULSE Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy
TOBY WALKER COMING SEPTEMBER 23, 2018, Bellmore LI, NY
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Pulse PO Box 353 Wantagh, NY 11793-0353
All payments must be received by September 16, 2018
DATE AND TIME
Sun. September 23, 2018
Doors open 6:30 PM
Showtime 7:30 PM
The Brokerage Comedy Club
2797 Merrick Rd.
Bellmore, NY 11710
2 Drink Minimum
Full Dinner Menu
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Internationally and nationally acclaimed Toby Walker
has been hailed as a roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso
and songwriter who has toured the US, England, Wales,
France, Germany, Belgium and Holland. Walker has been
featured in the New York Times, the London Sunday
Times, the London BBC, Sirius-XM radio and was the
1st place recipient of the International Blues Challenge
Award - Solo division - given out by the Blues Foundation
in Memphis TN.
Walker blends the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, rock and old time jazz into his own unique style. Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna and the Jefferson Airplane says "Flat out... you have to hear this great musician... I'm blown away" and has employed Walker to teach at his famous Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp for 6 years. In 2010 Walker won the NY Music Award for 'Best Instrumental CD,' sharing the honors with Mariah Carey, Rufus Wainwright and Judy Collins among many others.
Walker has recently released eight instructional guitar DVD's for the world famous company Homespun Tapes which have been getting rave reviews. His latest CD release - Mileage -has been getting all kinds of wonderful reviews in the traditional roots music world.
Carnegie Hall acknowledged his rare talents and hired him to augment and teach in their "American Roots" program aimed at honor level middle school students.
Toby’s passion for blues, rags, folk, and other traditional American music drove him to leave an apartment crammed full of recordings, books and instruments for the Mississippi Delta, Virginia and the Carolinas where he tracked down some of the more obscure - but immensely talented - music makers of an earlier era. He learned directly from Eugene Powell, James "Son" Thomas,Etta Baker, and R.L Burnside, among others.
"If he doesn't get them with his phenomenal guitar playing or catchy songs, he gets them with his wonderful stories. True entertainers have an engaing spirit that puts a smile on your face. Arlo Guthrie has it. David Bromberg has it. And so does Toby. "
- John Platt - WFUV
"As a blues guitar player, I am stunned and in awe of Toby Walker's pickin'! Add to that his fine songs and singing and friendly presentation, and it's obvious that Toby Walker is one of the most enjoyable artists in today's Blues World."
- Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin
Guitarist for the late Muddy Waters
"A fingerpicking guitar virtuoso"
- Happy Traum
"When Toby Walker straps the guitar on, the notes fly at a rate that is dizzying. They dance with speed,
grace and precision. The effect is one of steel-like strength. His blues are a flash of muscle and his gentle fingerstyle ballads speak poetry."
-Richard Cuccaro - Acoustic Live