"The Blues Revue summed it up neatly. Toby Walker is "...a brilliant remarkable guitarist. A pinch of Piedmont, a dash of Delta, a solid Chicago undercurrent minus the amplification, but not the electricity." At home with both wooden and steel guitars, Toby plays the classics as well as his own songs with an open style and a dash of humor. And as an extra bonus for us, this internationally celebrated master of the acoustic guitar is a Morris county resident and a Folk Project member.
A Personal History of the Blues
Through humorous stories, soul stirring songs and a visual slide show, Toby Walker will take you on a tour of the deep south, where he personally learned the Blues from the old time musicians who lived, breathed and played this music. You'll see Etta Baker, who at 80 years of age not only was still a master of fingerpicking guitar but had just finished shingling the roof of her house!! The 68 year old Blues musician James 'Son' Thomas, who despite having a recent gunshot wound in his side was still managing to entertain two girlfriends less then half his age! These are but two of the many musicians who taught Toby the songs that he will play for you during this show. Additionally, Toby will be using numerous instruments such as a one string diddley bow, National Steel guitars, harmonicas and even a cigar box guitar."
Location: Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ, a smoke & alcohol free environment
Time: 8 PM Almost every Friday. 2nd Friday usually Open Stage/audition night
Admission: $9 on your way in plus the balance of what you think the show was really worth on your way out. All tickets are at the door. There are no advance sales or reservations.
For More Information: Email email icon or call 973-335-9489
If you haven't seen Toby play before, here's a good video link:
You can also check him out on his web site: www.littletobywalker.com