Toby Walker is an exceptionally gifted fingerstyle guitarist, singer, songwriter and storyteller whose music draws from traditional and contemporary blues, roots music, western swing and ragtime. His storytelling paints pictures in the minds of his audience as he regales them with tales of his travels throughout Mississippi, Arkansas, Virginia and North Carolina to learn the blues at the feet of some of the world's masters.
He's been warmly received at concert halls, festivals, clubs, libraries and schools in the United States and Europe, sharing the stage with Richie Havens, Taj Mahal, Bo Didley, John Hammond, James Cotton, Johnny Winter, Paul Oscher, Bob Margolin, Charlie Musselwhite, Hubert Sumlin, Lonnie Brooks, Johnny Copeland, Bobby Radcliff, Savoy Brown, Sonny Landreth, John Sebastion, Chuck Brodsky, Chris Smithers, Cliff Eberhardt, Eric Bibb, Roy Bookbinder, Christine Lavin, Cheryle Wheeler, The Kennedys, Rich Furay, G.E. Smith, Corey Harris and J.J. Cale.
Toby, in addition to being one of those that has helped Fur Peace Ranch reach its ten-year anniversary of guitar instruction in Pomeroy, Ohio, is also an instructor at the Woody Mann's prestigious Acoustic Sessions School of Music in New York City and has worked with Carnegie Hall to bring an 'American Roots' program, an educational and musical program about the blues, into the New York City school system.
When he isn't researching, writing, touring or working with children, he also offers private guitar instruction at his studio on Long Island.