Toby Lightman | Let Go

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Let Go

by Toby Lightman

Toby Lightman has a knack for making rich, soulful pop.
Genre: Pop: Pop
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1. So Natural
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2. Let Go
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3:00 album only
3. Fairweather Boyfriend
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3:20 album only
4. Lazy
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3:05 album only
5. Milk & Honey
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6. I\'m Gonna Break His Heart
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7. Take My Hand
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8. One Day
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9. Love Is All Around
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Toby Lightman’s new independently released album, “Let Go” follows her two Atlantic Records releases, 2004's "Little Things" and 2006's "Bird On A Wire", titled after her late uncle’s 1969 LP. She's toured the country extensively, having appeared with such artists as Rob Thomas, Jewel, James Blunt, Gavin DeGraw, and on one memorable evening, Prince. Toby’s national TV performances include the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC's Today Show, and CBS' Second Cup, among many others. She can currently be heard singing the theme song for NASCAR on Fox broadcasts.

Growing up outside of Philadelphia, Lightman went her own way when it came to music, listening to hip-hop and rock, but also falling in love with Stevie Wonder and devouring the Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James records in her father’s oldies-dominated collection. Encouraged by her high school music teacher, Toby started to train her voice by working in various choral groups. She made her solo debut at graduation, cutting loose on Paul Simon’s neo-gospel anthem “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and bringing some in the audience to tears. When she returned from her freshman year at the University of Wisconsin, where she was studying broadcasting, “I started going to jazz clubs in Philadelphia and singing the only two songs I knew,” she says with a self-mocking laugh.

While in college, Toby took what she learned from being classically trained on the violin as a child, and taught herself to play the guitar. She started writing songs of her own shortly after that. Later during her college years, in a spur-of-the-moment decision of unprecedented boldness for an academically achieving suburban kid, she took off a semester to spend five months in Bangkok as a singer in a band of Philadelphia musicians. The experience built her confidence and heightened her desire to take the ultimate plunge, but she went back to Wisconsin, beefed up her course load and got her degree along with her class before heading to New York and taking a job bartending while pondering her next move. She had no idea how to proceed, but resourcefulness and luck can combine in magical ways. “Manager, production deal, record deal—all happened in about six months,” she says, sounding like she still doesn’t quite believe it.

Now, having all of those experiences behind her, Toby feels that much more confident putting this new record of songs out independently. “The music business seems to be changing almost hourly! I can barely keep up with all the new and interesting ways there are to release music and communicate with the audience. It’s an exciting new world and I’m just so appreciative that my fans want to hear my music, in whatever form it takes!”

“Lightman’s dusky vocals and earthy, groovy vibe invite comparisons to Joan Osborne and Sheryl Crow”
-USA TODAY

“no small talent… Toby Lightman continues to shine a light on her knack for making rich, soulful pop”
-PEOPLE


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Karen in Cincinnati


In my opinion, Let Go is Toby Lightman's best work yet. I've been a fan since Little Things, I loved Bird on a Wire. But when I heard Let Go... WOW!!! This amazing songwriter has come of age.

Let Go is a CD you can pop in your player and walk away. Every song is worth hearing over and over again. In fact, it stayed in my car's CD player for a month before I came up for air!

Let Go is definitely worth your $12. And now that I've been telling you all about it, I've just gotta hear it yet again!

Lisa

Let Go
Toby is such an AMAZING singer!!! I am never disappointed in what she comes up with and this album is no different! Her songs are all heart felt and the music is wonderful! Everyone should listen to her albums beginning to end. All the songs connect will but are amazing on their own! Keep it up you are amazing!

Dena

Let Go
This is an AWESOME CD! Toby Lightman is so soulful and delightful. She's a huge talent on the cusp of greatness......listen to this CD, it's awesome, along w/her two previous CD's. She's amazing and I love listening to her music! Her voice is sultry and earthy, sexy and sultry, her music is from the heart and worth listening to! Be prepared to be dazzled by this voice and music!

Jenn A

Let Go
This is a wonderful album that transcends many genres and can be loved by all ages and sexes. I love it, my husband loves it, my daughter loves it, my mother loves it, my friends love it. Just listen for yourself.

Lew

Let Go - U better get it...
Awesome CD!! The Best 9 songs you can buy for the money. It’s hard to believe that it’s only Toby & her producer on this album. The harmonies on Take My Hand are out of this world. My favorite (for this week) is One Day.

Lew

U'l love it....
Awesome CD!! The Best 9 songs you can buy for the money. It’s hard to believe that it’s only Toby & her producer on this album. The harmonies on Take My Hand are out of this world. My favorite (for this week) is One Day.

Alan Brown

toby lightman
I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to share a stage with Toby. All i can say is, pure talent, great sound and groove and above all a great girl. This latest release once again does her proud and also makes me very proud of her. Well done T.
AL xx

amy


I think this album is going to be a hit. Right away I enjoyed all the songs! I've been a fan of Toby's since 2004 and this newest album seems like it will be one of her best!

Melanie

Let Go
Toby Lightman is such a great artist! This album along with all of the rest are so great! To be able to sign and right your own musice that is a talent that is lost. I want nothing more but to here her music played on the radio more and more...

Angela O\'Neal

Thumbs UP
I love her music - her voice is amazing. I have heard her live a few times and she sounds even better than the CD's
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