The Folk Project presents
A Flatpicking Guitar Virtuoso: Toby Walker
WHEN: Friday, November 25, at 7:45pm
WHERE: The Minstrel at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown.
ADMISSION: $9.00 per adult at the door. Children 12 and under are free.
For further information, call 973-335-9489, or visit www.folkproject.org. The Folk Project website http://www.folkproject.org/minstrel/minstrel.shtml also offers music samples of Minstrel performers
Happy Traum hailed him as “a flatpicking guitar virtuoso.” John Platt of WFVU said "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 engaging spirit that puts a smile on your face. Arlo Guthrie has it. David Bromberg has it. And so does Toby. " Opening for Toby will be Orrin Star, a National Flatpicking Champion on guitar, humorist, and singer.
The event is part of The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series, sponsored by The Folk Project each Friday evening at the Fellowship. .
Toby Walker blends the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass and old time jazz into his own unique style. Hailed as a roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso, he has toured the US, England, Wales, France, Germany, Belgium and Holland. In 2010, he won the New York Music Award for 'Best Instrumental CD.' Homespun Tapes recently released six instructional guitar DVDs that have gotten rave reviews. His latest CD release – Mileage – has been getting all kinds of wonderful reviews around the traditional root music world. Toby's most recent award is the 2015 Long Island Sound Award from the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. In 2014, Toby was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame, and in 2009, he was awarded the Bronte Blues Award from England.
"Flat out... you have to hear this great musician... I'm blown away"
- Jorma Kaukonen - Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
The Folk Project is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation whose mission is to present high caliber folk music performances and instructional workshops for the public and members; to encourage development of musicianship and performance skills in the northern New Jersey area; and to provide interesting social and learning activities relating to traditional and participatory folk music and dance.