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!
Toby Gray has been entertaining audiences across the United States and Canada since the 60's and performs regularly at venues ranging from major festivals and concerts to intimate coffee houses and everything in between. Besides great music, Toby's shows are enhanced with stories about the songs and reminiscences from many years of traveling and playing music, featuring celebrities worked with such as members of It's A Beautiful Day, Dick Clark, Victor Borge, as well as a multitude of characters from San Francisco's Summer of Love music scene. His easy demeanor and musical prowess creates a fun and entertaining experience for audiences.
New 2016 CD: American
Songs reflecting growing up in rural America, roaming the West, seeking inner peace, living the dream, and keeping the Earth Green.
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Toby's previous recordings include a solo piano CD recorded at the Santa Cruz Kuumbwa Jazz club called "Pacific Waves" (1988 - re released 2005), East Meets West "Ascension" 2009 and a 2011 studio project "Memory Calling" The 2013 release of Sitting In Paradise features solo recordings, some live and several studio multi track compositions.
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
Wineries - Clubs - Restaurants:
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.
music to sooth the mind and spirit with serene sounds-capes containing
affirmations of Love, Peace, and Tranquility.
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,
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