Chasin’ The Blues – A Video Journey with Toby Walker
Toby Walker kicks off our Sunday double-header at 2 PM with a showing of Chasin’ the Blues, a video with commentary documenting Walker’s journey down South to meet and study blues with some of the original, old time musicians. Hear how they played and how Toby interprets their styles today.
Toby is an internationally-acclaimed, award-winning fingerstyle guitar virtuoso and songwriter whose blend of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, old-time jazz and rock results in a terrific, high-energy show that always leaves audiences on their feet with applause and acclamation. His many awards include first place in the International Blues Challenge Award in Memphis, the NY Music Award for best instrumental CD. and induction into the NY Blues Hall of Fame.
Toby is a nationally-recognized guitar instructor who has taught at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch, Woody Mann’s Guitar Seminars, The Swanannoa Gathering, and the National Guitar Workshop. Walker has eight instructional DVDs on Happy Traum’s Homespun Music Instruction, and has produced hundreds of instructional videos on his own. His passion for blues, rags, folk, and other traditional American music drove him to track down some of the more obscure, but immensely talented music makers of an earlier era, include Son Thomas and Etta Baker.
Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane said, “Flat out… you have to hear this great musician… I’m blown away.” It is a joy and honor to learn from this supreme guitar master.
Join us for this in-depth examination of roots, blues, and discovery.