On Air

Toby Walker, blues virtuoso, plays Stony Brook's LI Museum

Toby Walker

Sunday, October 20th, 5 P.M.

Opening is Mike Agranoff

(this show is presented in partnership with the Long Island Blues Society)

Toby Walker has been hailed as a roots music finger style guitar virtuoso who is well-known not only in the US but also in Europe. Walker blends blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, rock and old time jazz into his own unique style. Jorma Kaukonen, of Hot Tuna, and earlier The Jefferson Airplane, says of Toby: "Flat out...you have to hear this great musician...I'm blown away" and has brought Toby to teach at his Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp.

Toby’s passion for blues, rags, folk and other traditional American music drove him to visit the Mississippi Delta, Virginia and the Carolinas where he tracked down some of the more obscure – but immensely talented --- music makers of an earlier era. His most recent album, From The Ground Up, demonstrates his passion for this music as he records his version of blues classics from these early masters. (littletobywalker.com)

Mike Agranoff’s material encompasses traditional ballads and tunes, Tin Pan Alley, contemporaries in the Folk World, heart-stopping spoken pieces, and his own witty pen. It’s delivered with skillful guitar and concertina accompaniment and a sly twinkle in the eye for some truly hilarious songs.

Advance sale is $20 at www.sundaystreet.org through Friday October 18th, with tickets at the door for $25 (cash only).