Johnny’s Blues Club has another treat in store for lovers of acoustic blues when New York’s Toby Walker comes to Liverpool Marina on Thursday 12th November 2015. Doors open at 7.00pm and the show kicks off at 8.00pm with local support act Gary Edward Jones.
Tickets for the concert (£12 each in advance and £13 on the door) are obtainable from John Welsh on 0151 428 2855 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Liverpool Marina is situated at Coburg Wharf, Sefton Street, Liverpool L3 4BP
Toby Walker was born in New York and now lives in Long Island. A winner of the prestigious Memphis International Blues Challenge Award, he has a widely acclaimed reputation as an exceptionally gifted, finger-picking blues guitarist and singer.
Like all great acoustic blues artistes, Toby is also a skilled storyteller, painting vivid pictures of his travels to the blues heartlands in the USA where he learned his trade at the feet of many old time blues musicians.
This will be Toby’s fifth visit to the Marina, which is a measure of his huge popularity. He never fails to entertain and this date is an absolute must for the diary.
“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
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