Artie Tobia Driven
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  • 1. Phoenix
    Genre: Americana
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  • Kryptonite
    Genre: Acoustic Rock
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  • Big Bosom Lady
    Genre: Americana
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  • Aberdeen
    Genre: Americana
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  • Mama Calling Me
    Genre: Americana
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  • First He Was My Father
    Genre: Americana
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  • River of Tears
    Genre: Americana
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  • Faces of War ( Ballad of Johnny Garcia)
    Genre: Americana
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  • Boom Boom Boom
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  • Farewell
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Biography
Artie Tobia
(Pronounced-“Tuh Buy Uh”)
“This man can write some stories. Yes. That being said Artie Tobia has the expressive qualities in his voice that can only come from knowing he is singing his songs, his way. The Parade has a diverse mix of country-folk, rockers, some R & B and a swingy blues number.” that quote from Alternate Country.com about Artie from his first release The Parade captures the consistency of career twenty plus years in the making. He is a storyteller, with a voice, that easily and comfortably navigates musical styles. Tobia blends those elements of musical
styles such as blues, rock, folk, and country to inventively create his own brand of roots rock, known as Blue Jeans Rock. Amidst a tireless performance schedule that has averaged 200 nights a year for past 22 years across a variety of venues.
He has released four albums with a fifth on its way for late summer of 2018. Since he began creating his own songs he has connected to fans with new music that honors those artists who influenced him. His catalog of over 100 songs offers something for most everyone. ”If there were a time warp, these guys would easily be sharing a stage with all those British and West Coast bands.
Perhaps they’re a bit too mellow for the likes of Led Zeppelin, but Bill Graham would have loved them.” said Robert Barry Francos in The Quiet Corner Best of 2008 article, referring to Tobia’s second album Still In the Way.
“My writing took a turn on Chase The Sun,” says Tobia. “I really worked on my craft and continue to do so to this day. The semi-autobiographical tale of the Vagabond told over thirteen musical chapters took a lot to pull together. It also elevated my writing moving forward” he continued. It would seem there was agreement about his assessment of that work. as stated by novelist and fan Mark Damon Puckett. ” In listening to Chase the Sun, a clever musical (and metaphorical) journey of the Vagabond…I thought I was in a vocal dream. Tobia’s voice has always had a gravitas and raspy beauty to it, but on this album, the
storyline carries us through something that is thematically significant too.
New confidence and continued work on his craft paid off as Tobia
released Aberdeen receiving a strong reception from fans, critics and the radio world. Aberdeen reached #13 on AAA/AMA APD Chart, debuted at #15 on the F.AR. Chart and also made it onto the Alternate Root 66 Chart. These national radio charts as well as some other acknowledgments like Top Ten Song of the Week Alternate Root Magazine, Track of the Week on the Troubadour Show
(internationally syndicated program)
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  • Members:
    Artie Tobia, Mark Barden, Mark Bridgman, Stuart Stahr
  • Sounds Like:
    Mellencamp,Bob Seeger
  • Influences:
    Guy Clark, Robert Ear Keen, John Hiatt, Shawn Mullins, Lucinda Williams
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    09/18/15
  • Profile Last Updated:
    08/25/18 11:27:14
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