Guitar virtuoso Robben Ford’s latest album, Into The Sun, debuted at #2 on The Blues Charts and shines a bright light on his artful, contemporary songwriting and stunning playing. The five time Grammy nominee describes the 11 song set as “one of the top recordings I’ve ever done” and Guitar Player Magazine claims it “explores the breadth of Ford’s sophisticated, visionary writing and playing, creating a new chapter in his brilliant musical history.” Robben has recorded more than 35 albums under his own name and with various bands. There’s also his session and sideman work, which included hundreds of concert appearances and albums by Miles Davis, George Harrison, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Barbara Streisand, Charlie Musselwhite, KISS, Ruthie Foster, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Witherspoon, Larry Carlton, Brad Paisley, Gregg Allman, Phil Lesh and Rickie Lee Jones. Robben continues to tour heavily and teach master classes in the US and worldwide.
An important and essential component of Robben’s career is his commitment to teaching and passing on what he's learned over the past 40 years to current and future musicians. His instructional videos and clinics over this this time have culminated in a collaboration with TrueFire and the birth of the Robben Ford Guitar Dojo. Robben also hosts his annual Traveling Dojo Guitar Camp in upstate NY every August. For more information, please go to www.robbenford.com.
The Las Vegas Weekly named Toney Rocks as one of the top 10 Acts to Watch in 2017. His sound is an Americana mixture of country, blues and rock with engaging songwriting. Toney Rocks delivers a show rich in diversity featuring his soulful singing supported by acoustic guitars, ukulele and piano. Currently touring the United States in support of his new EP, DRIFTING, releasing worldwide August 1, 2018, his latest single releases, “Run to the Night” & "Not Gonna Run", are featured on popular music blogs and radio shows around the world. On the latest music, Ray Sang from UK blog IndustryME says, "I was sold as soon as I heard the husky tones of Toney's voice". Kathy Forste, Music Director of KC Cafe Radio said, “Toney Rocks voice is cool and sweet, rocking and lyrical. His songs are thoughtful and hummable...”. Toney Rocks has shared the stage with folk music legend, David Bromberg, as well as opened for acclaimed blues artists such as Corey Harris and Jarekus Singleton in addition to his own headlining concerts around the U.S.