Toby Walker

Tue 17 Sep 2019

19:30

Toby Walker

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World-renowned blues and roots guitarist Toby Walker brings his 2019 British Isles tour to Sheffield. The American musician is an amazing fingerpicking guitarist and incredible entertainer who blends the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, rock and old time jazz into his own unique style. Walker has released several instructional guitar DVDs/downloads for the world famous company Homespun Tapes and Carnegie Hall acknowledged his rare talents and hired him to augment and teach in their American Roots programme aimed at honor level middle school students. "A real killer with fantastic technique. He just knocks me out." ..John Hammond, blues musician Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna and the Jefferson Airplane says "Flat out... you have to hear this great musician... I'm blown away" "As a blues guitar player, I am stunned and in awe of Toby Walker's pickin'! Not only does he master diverse blues styles, but plays them with both flash and depth. That's the advanced class -- few players can do both. 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, Muddy Waters' guitar player "Man, I just love your playing. You scare me" ...Hubert Sumlin, guitarist for the late Howlin' Wolf. The support act is Blue John (Gregory), a country blues guitar player who is influenced by greats such as Big Bill Broonzy and Mississippi John Hurt. John has opened shows for a number of US blues and roots musicians including Duck Baker, Catfish Keith, John Miller and Grant Dermody, Joe Filisko and Eric Noden and Ari Eisinger. He has also performed many shows with Mississippi John Hurt's biographer Dr Phil Ratcliffe and in April 2018 went to Chicago to play Big Bill Broonzy's 1946 00028 Martin guitar.


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