Speechless for Once
Look back at the incredible body of recorded work created by Toby Walker for almost a decade. On each of those recordings, you'll hear amazing guitar licks, humorous stories, and be taken on incredible journeys - nefarious characters, love gone right, love gone wrong, humorous interludes and surprise endings. Each CD has given us a wonderful snapshot of this talented musician's unique ability to entertain us. So what can I tell you about this new CD? Not a word. This is the only CD where Toby let's his guitar do his talking for him. No stories, no murder, no mayhem, no notorious characters lurking in the shadows, no girl leaving him with an empty heart and pocket. Toby has a reputation for grabbing the listener and taking him on a wonderful lyrical ride - always accompanied by an unbelievable soundtrack. Sometimes we overlook that soundtrack because of the joy of the ride. It's always there, always powerful, but sometimes we almost seem to take that part of his talent for granted. This CD changes that for good. What you get is a masterful selection of tunes that span many musical avenues - rags, Celtic, blues, rock - pretty much everything. Scott Joplin? Yep. Freddie King? Sure. Beatles? Certainly. Allman Brothers? Of course. Your toes will be tapping from 'Sweet Georgia Brown' to 'Norwegian Wood' to 'El Whipping Post'. For listeners, your ears are in for a musical feast. For musicians, you'll be shaking your head in awe. For all, it will become one of your favorite recordings. Leslie M. Tappercoomb.