small spider artists and bands
Terry Allen
Ben Andrews
Gwyn Ashton
Marcus Bancroft
Billy C. Farlow
Eric Bibb
John Beland
Frances Black
Deborah Bonham
Del Bromham
Jim Condie
Country Joe Band
Guy Davis
Kent Duchaine
The Dylan Project
Fairport Convention
Feast Of Fiddles
Perry Foster
Ty Garner
Dick Gaughan
Gary Fletcher
The Greenhil Boys
The Gutter Brothers
Memo Gonzalez
Joe Hollywood
Nick Harper
Pete Harris Band
Hershey And The Twelve Bars
Les Wilson's House Rockers
Chris Jagger
Keith James
Mary Jane
The Jive Aces
Del Bromham
Jucy Lucy
Paul Lamb
Aynsley Lister
Jackie Levin
Little Toby Walker
Shane MacGowan and the Popes
Scott McKeown
Stringy Bark McDowell
Larry Miller
The Muffin Men
Pete Mulvey
Mundy - Turner
Derrin Nauendorf
OX - Mark Browning
The Ian Parker band
Ann Peebles
Dan Phelps
Steve Payne
Kelly Joe Phelps
The Mick Pini Band
Redeye Band
Ronnie & Johnny
Mike Sanchez
Chris Smither
The Amazing Mr Smith
Show Of Hands
Ian Siegal
Dave Specter
Bill Thomas
The Thomas Brothers
Mo Thomas
Guy Tortora
Robin Trower
The Tubes
Dick Wardell
Helen Watson
Andy White

Little Toby Walker

Little Toby Walker As well as being a raconteur, translator, interpreter and composer, Little Toby Walker from Long Island , New York, is one of the finest Piedmont and Delta influenced guitar players alive. His alternating bass style echoes that of Blind Boy Fuller and Mississippi John Hurt while his lead (which is played simultaneously) blazes trails hinted at by B.B. King, Albert King and Freddie King.

Toby's jams/lessons at the feet of Eugene Powell, RL Burnside, James Son Thomas and Jack Owens, frequently oiled by a coffee mug or two of Bourbon are the stuff of legends, both in the Delta and at home in blues joints across America. His opening sessions for luminaries as diverse as John Hammond, James Cotton, Johnny Winter, John Sebastian, Taj Mahal and Chris Smither set a high standard for the headliner to live up to! Toby Walker's ancient National rings with the power that only a soul man can give, and his electric forays are stirring reminders of the emotional impact that music can make. His finger breaking performances of Guy Van Duser's transcription of The Stars And Stripes Forever and Scott Joplin rags are exercises in incredulity and crowds settle to an awed hush as "the man" goes to work. John Hammond claimed that Toby is "a real killer with fantastic technique. He just knocks me out." There is no greater tribute than Eugene Powell's accolade, "Now, you play them blues real good. I want you to carry them on for me..."

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