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  • Toby Walker Workshop and Concert
    Saturday, December 9, 2023

  • 6:00 PM Workshop / 7:30 PM Concert
    Windsor Art Center
    40 Mechanic Street
    Windsor, CT 06095

  • " 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 engaing spirit that puts a smile on your face. Arlo Guthrie has it. David Bromberg has it. And so does Toby. "

    — John Platt, WFUV
  • " Flat out... you have to hear this great musician... I'm blown away""

    —Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna and the Jefferson Airplane
  • " Toby Walker is a fingerstyle guitar virtuoso, especially adept at blues, rags and hot country picking and he knows how to teach it as well."

    — Happy Traum
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    Internationally and nationally acclaimed Toby Walker has been hailed as an award winning, roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso and songwriter who has toured the US, the United Kingdom, Canada and Europe. Blending the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, old-time jazz and rock, Walker has developed his own style and as such received numerous awards, including being the 1st place recipient of the International Blues Challenge Award in Memphis and the NY Music Award for best instrumental CD. Walker has also been inducted into the NY Blues Hall Of Fame.

    Walker is a nationally recognized guitar instructor, having taught at Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch, Woody Mann's Guitar Seminars, The Swanannoa Gathering, The New Jersey Big Guitar Camp and the Guitar Intensive in Maine. Walker also has eight instructional DVD's on Happy Traum's Homespun Music Instruction and has produced hundreds of instructional videos for his own website.

    Toby’s passion for blues, rags, folk, and other traditional American music drove him to leave an apartment crammed full of recordings, books and instruments for 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. He learned directly from Eugene Powell, James "Son" Thomas, Etta Baker, and R.L Burnside, among others.


    “I've been teaching folks how to play all styles of fingerpicking blues, slide, ragtime, and how to improve their playing for over 40 years now. Some of the other places I've taught at are the Fur Peace Ranch, Big Jersey Guitar Camp, Guitar Intensive as well as numerous workshops in the British Isles and Western Europe. It's my life's passion. I'm dedicated to producing the best lessons that I can, and are always looking to improve the content.”

    —Toby Walker Toby Walker 

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