The most diversified and exciting CD Toby Walker has ever produced! With special guests Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters Blues Band), Ernie Sykes (Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys) and many other guest artists, Walker shows off a range styles including down home blues, swing and roots music. Teaming up with the songwriters Martha Trachtenberg (the voice behind Folgers Coffee) and Tom Griffith (producer of Dr. John, Ry Cooder, George Benson) this CD highlights an array of new and catchy songs, as well as bringing new life to traditional standards.
"As a blues guitar player, I am stunned and in awe of Toby Walker's pickin'! Not only does he master diverse blues styles, but plays them with both flash and depth. That's the advanced class -- few players can do both. It's obvious that Toby Walker is one of the most enjoyable artists in today's Blues World."...Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin,
"A real killer with fantastic technique. He just knocks me out."...John Hammond
"An impressive, energetic and tasteful player with engaging vocals. I think Walker is quite talented in the field of Blues and Folk Music"...Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records
"Man, you're hot, just terrific. Now I'm really going to have to work"....Roy Book Binder
"If you played that guitar any better you'd likely burn it up."...Bob Vorel, Editor, Blues Revue
Little Toby Walker is an instructor at Jorma Kaukonen's (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane) Fur Peace Ranch. Walker has been chosen by Carnegie Hall to present American Roots Blues Music In The Schools.
"Walker has continued to hone his skills as a master blues craftsman and raconteur. He is in fine form throughout, sounding perfectly at ease in the company of others. All of "the others" bring something to the party, that makes the whole more than just the sum of the parts. Toby Walker's latest album does more than it says on the tin: it should be called "Toby Walker plays very well with others"!
Gordon Baxter - Blues Matters
All in all, this is a remarkably well-crafted album that shows Walker, good as he is by himself, plays with others very well indeed. If you’re a fan of acoustic blues guitar, you should check this disc out
Graham Clarke - Blues Bytes
A new CD from Toby is always going to be a bit special and this is no exception!! Another wonderful collection from Toby and one which should have pride of place in your collection under ‘O’ for outstanding!
Ashwyn Smyth - Digital Blues Phoenix FM
Toby Walker Plays Well With Others is a sheer joy. Each cut is a perfect blend of style and technique, each piece of life is explained as only a true bluesman can, with sensitivity, wit and pathos. Toby's new CD is another in a long line of brilliant communication.
Dr. Blues (Mark Gresser) - Long Island Blues Society