I am so happy that Toby Lightman is returning to Music Friday this week. It is like an early Christmas present. The only thing that could be better is to see her live, which I could do in Chicago in January but, you know, its cold there. For those of you who may have missed her appearance here in July, Toby Lightman is a singing/songwriting/creative/entrepreneurial genius.
She has been described by People Magazine as “ no small talent…Toby Lightman continues to shine a light on her knack for making rich, soulful pop.” And she is still doing it better than ever. After releasing hit albums with her label, Atlantic Records, she has shifted to producing and releasing her own songs, starting with the widely heard and seen on television, “Let It Go” in 2008. More albums followed, plus an EP and national television performances on Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brian and The Today Show.
On the live performance and film and TV front, Toby is not too shabby either. She has toured with James Blunt, Jewel, Rob Thomas and one night opened for Prince. Her songs have backed television shows like Bones, One Tree Hill, Vampire Diaries , The Fosters and the feature film What’s Your Number?
Never one to rest on anything much less the laurels of past success, Toby has launched a new initiative, EKOB – Every Kind of People – and album to be produced with crowd-sourced funding and input from her fans. An online Pledge Campaign has been oversubscribed, setting a new bar for fan-supported music. Toby joins us Friday, 12. 13.13 to tell us about it and give us a peak and what she is planning for next year.