After the success of his last CD, "Plays Well With Others", I was a bit concerned. How would Toby Walker follow up something that has been described as 'simply incredible'?
Well, I have the answer. I just finished listening to the latest release by Toby Walker, "Just Rolled In". This solo acoustic project recorded live is destined to be one of the finest CDs released - probably until his next one!
Walker covers the entire spectrum - rags, blues, traditional, roots, slide - no holds barred. He displays his intimate knowledge of music and life on tunes that are truly gripping. Mostly originals, they provide a glimpse into the personality of one of the foremost purveyors of American Roots music that you've ever experienced. There's humor, heart, and insights apparent that make you embrace not only this CD, but the artist as well.
From the incredibly innovative interpretation of "Frankie & Johnny" to the cutting "I've Got The Dirt On You", this CD will keep you riveted. Toby Walker has an innate love of his instrument, music, and life that is apparent in each of the gems on this outstanding effort. Songs such as "Bernie's Blues" harken us back to a time and place that truly move the spirit, but to say that isn't fair - because it applies to each track on "Just Rolled In".
There are very few sure things in life - and "Just Rolled In" is one of them!