Up energy and family
friendly fun Americana/Classics - Acoustic music. Celebrating the joys and magical powers
Over 4000 Facebook friends and Followers and a local mailing list of 1600 music fans!
Cool, mellow, and smooth with a repertoire of
several hundred of your favorite songs and fun heartfelt Originals.
It takes a truly great artist to take on songs made famous by the Eagles, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Peter Rowan, Bob Marley, and many other classic artists adding his own interpretations and owning the songs. Toby continues to expand his range of expression, paying tribute to some of the founding voices of Motown, Rhythm & Blues, Country, and Rock with beautiful profound results.
Great music and stories of touring with It's A Beautiful Day, Dick Clark Productions, and a multitude of characters from San Francisco's Summer of Love and LA music scenes.
Toby performs regularly at major festivals and concerts along with intimate coffee houses and everything in between.
Laura February Strange: "Toby is a tremendous singer
songwriter, with thousands of songs at his command and a Santa Cruz
If you arenít familiar you need to be!"
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Chris Stapleton John Cruz Devil Makes Three Jackie Green
Motown Everly Brothers Bruce Springsteen Van Morrison The Band The Rolling Stones Crosby Still Nash & Young
Beatles Bob Marley It's A Beautiful Day Bonnie Raitt Grateful Dead Johnny Cash Tom Petty John Prine Bob Dylan The Who
Primarily performing solo and adding other players as needed. Toby's
large repertoire spans decades and features family friendly resort flavored
songs everyone knows and loves: (See sample song MP3s & Video list on left panel)
Performing songs by a wide variety of iconic artists such as Crosby Stills & Nash, the Drifters, Beach Boys, Hawaii's John Cruz, Little Feat, Sam Cooke, JJ Cale, Bob Marley, Byrds, Temptations, Steve Winwood, Rascals, Johnny Cash, Santana, Bruce Springsteen, Doobie Brothers, Railroad Earth, Jefferson Airplane, Wilson Pickett, Hall & Oates, Tiffany, Tommy James, Van Morrison, and many, many others. Utilizing multiple tunings on the acoustic guitar and adding lap steel, slide guitar and harmonicas, there is plenty of variety to keep the audiences entertained. Performances are always tailored for each audience.
heart felt "Americana" compositions
from his latest CDs
Toby writes songs that represent the American experience as he has traveled and lived it. The loves, the challenges, the mysticism, the laughter, and hope that bring us all together. Toby's style pulls the listener into the stories and songs sharing our common compassion and joys. Concert ensembles are enhanced with the finest musicians available.
Songs reflecting growing up in rural America, roaming the West, seeking inner peace, living the dream, and keeping the Earth Green.
music to sooth the mind and spirit with serene sounds-capes containing
affirmations of Love, Peace, and Tranquility. Blessings and Drum Circles
Using Charka bowls, wooden flutes, Craven halo, various shakers, riq, harmonicas, acoustic guitar, a slide guitar or two, and maybe some "found" instruments. Take a journey of awakening on a beach in paradise, traveling to a spiritual kasbah, and back though serene mystical caverns and oceans, a journey of love, healing, transformation, deep inner listening, and dancing. Samples at his Memory Calling CD.
Our Book Fair this year turned out to be the best one EVER--and not just lucratively for the library! I have received so many compliments about your music..<snip< Please put me on your list to notify for events...and I will do my very best to get to be a proper Toby Gray Groupie! Many, many thanks,
Music Is Love