Artie Tobia
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Artie Tobia

New Rochelle, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | SELF | AFM

New Rochelle, New York, United States | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2007
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"Best of 2007"

THE QUIET CORNER~ Jersey Beat Magazine
by

Robert Barry Francos

January 2008

One of Jersey Beat's most popular columns returns as Robert Barry Francos sifts through a year's worth of, well, quieter stuff - acoustic albums, singer/songwriters, folk and world music, along with a little rock n roll.

It’s bands like 5 O’CLOCK SHADOW who make me wonder if the Fillmore ever really did close. “Still in the Way” is solid Blues-based rock (aka “Classic Rock”), with a strong guitar, smoky vocals, and plenty of wail, both vocally and musically.

Taken from a lost tape from 1991, vox/guitarist Artie Tobia manages to bring back the past on multiple levels. Thing is, they make it sound like it’s the musical franca lingua of the day, as if it never went away (of course, with so many classic rock stations around, has it?). 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.

- Jersey Beat Magazine


"Best of 2007"

THE QUIET CORNER~ Jersey Beat Magazine
by

Robert Barry Francos

January 2008

One of Jersey Beat's most popular columns returns as Robert Barry Francos sifts through a year's worth of, well, quieter stuff - acoustic albums, singer/songwriters, folk and world music, along with a little rock n roll.

It’s bands like 5 O’CLOCK SHADOW who make me wonder if the Fillmore ever really did close. “Still in the Way” is solid Blues-based rock (aka “Classic Rock”), with a strong guitar, smoky vocals, and plenty of wail, both vocally and musically.

Taken from a lost tape from 1991, vox/guitarist Artie Tobia manages to bring back the past on multiple levels. Thing is, they make it sound like it’s the musical franca lingua of the day, as if it never went away (of course, with so many classic rock stations around, has it?). 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.

- Jersey Beat Magazine


"What They Are Saying"

Artie has developed a reputation as a hardworking performer that never grows tired of the show or the fans.
... and his songs consisting of deep, heart-felt lyrics rich in imagery, contain something for everyone. The Parade, brings a slice of Americana to the city with its diverse story telling and blend of rock, country, folk and blues.
~Murphguide
N.Y.C.

When, I heard Artie Tobia performing at Coffeehouse with The Traveling Songwriters Show, I was struck by his honesty and energy...
~ Benjamin Howe
Concordiensis, Union College


Reviewer: Nina Ihnken said...... "This was the first time I heard this band. It definitely will not be the last! The music was a cool, smooth mix of rock & blues, reminescent of early 70s' bands. The paradox: It was like a trip down memory lane with new original music."

"The way these guys jam together is as natural as Mother Earth herself. If you ever get the chance to see them perform together live, youre in for a fantastic musical experience!"
Sharsmiles NYC on Five O'Clock Shadow Show

Artie Tobia is a street poet...he certainly deserves a listening more than once, and don't be surprised to find yourself recommending his collection to a friend. The word deserves to be spread.
~ Charlie Lore
Petry TV

I hear so many stories in these songs. I also hear Artie Tobia's voice on Mercy Right (Mercy Right, Mercy Right, I need you tonight) resound with emotion and intelligence.
...Artie is reaching down in himself and giving you everything.

~ Mark Damon Puckett
Main Attractions Productions


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 diverse mix of country-folk, rockers, some R & B and a swingy blues number.
~ Alternate Country .com

"The Parade has a touch of blues stirred in with a southern rock feel. It kind of reminds me of John Mellencamp."
Stacey Board ~ The Muse's Muse

" Artie Tobia comes from a talented gene pool, part Bruce Springsteen, part Delbert Mclinton."

Jim Clarke ~ Lee County Courier Tupelo,Mississippi........

The Parade features deeply personal songs... describing moments of American realism such as those sung by Bruce Springsteen.
~ Alex Halperin
Standard Star/Journal News NY

It's a very fine CD with a lot of superb songs like Mercy Wright, The Parade, Time We Spent in Memphis, Sam's Song, Fifty Dollar Bill and more..There are many influences like Americana, Roots, Country, Blues and Southern ~ Joachim Domrath
Home of Rock Magazine ~ Germany














- Multiple sources


"What They Are Saying"

Artie has developed a reputation as a hardworking performer that never grows tired of the show or the fans.
... and his songs consisting of deep, heart-felt lyrics rich in imagery, contain something for everyone. The Parade, brings a slice of Americana to the city with its diverse story telling and blend of rock, country, folk and blues.
~Murphguide
N.Y.C.

When, I heard Artie Tobia performing at Coffeehouse with The Traveling Songwriters Show, I was struck by his honesty and energy...
~ Benjamin Howe
Concordiensis, Union College


Reviewer: Nina Ihnken said...... "This was the first time I heard this band. It definitely will not be the last! The music was a cool, smooth mix of rock & blues, reminescent of early 70s' bands. The paradox: It was like a trip down memory lane with new original music."

"The way these guys jam together is as natural as Mother Earth herself. If you ever get the chance to see them perform together live, youre in for a fantastic musical experience!"
Sharsmiles NYC on Five O'Clock Shadow Show

Artie Tobia is a street poet...he certainly deserves a listening more than once, and don't be surprised to find yourself recommending his collection to a friend. The word deserves to be spread.
~ Charlie Lore
Petry TV

I hear so many stories in these songs. I also hear Artie Tobia's voice on Mercy Right (Mercy Right, Mercy Right, I need you tonight) resound with emotion and intelligence.
...Artie is reaching down in himself and giving you everything.

~ Mark Damon Puckett
Main Attractions Productions


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 diverse mix of country-folk, rockers, some R & B and a swingy blues number.
~ Alternate Country .com

"The Parade has a touch of blues stirred in with a southern rock feel. It kind of reminds me of John Mellencamp."
Stacey Board ~ The Muse's Muse

" Artie Tobia comes from a talented gene pool, part Bruce Springsteen, part Delbert Mclinton."

Jim Clarke ~ Lee County Courier Tupelo,Mississippi........

The Parade features deeply personal songs... describing moments of American realism such as those sung by Bruce Springsteen.
~ Alex Halperin
Standard Star/Journal News NY

It's a very fine CD with a lot of superb songs like Mercy Wright, The Parade, Time We Spent in Memphis, Sam's Song, Fifty Dollar Bill and more..There are many influences like Americana, Roots, Country, Blues and Southern ~ Joachim Domrath
Home of Rock Magazine ~ Germany














- Multiple sources


Discography

Currently in the studio working on a fourth cd with a 2014 release expected.

DISCOGRAPHY HIGHLIGHTS
Trouble Always Has A Way to Find You
featured in the Award Winning short film; The North End
Artie Tobia ~ 5 O'Clock Shadow ~ Still in the Way
Best of 2007"..Bill Graham would have loved them."
Time We Spent in Memphis
Listed in the Memphis Rock and Soul Museum
Chase The Sun can be heard on Pandora Radio
Faces of War (Ballad Of Johnny Garcia) (unreleased)
Hit #39(video performance) on Neil Young's Living w/War web site
Vagabond
Featured video on FUSETV month of June 2011

Chase The Sun (2006)
On Chase The Sun, Artie Tobia has penned a musical novel giving us a glimpse into the semi fictional life of the Vagabond. "In many ways (the Vagabond ) served as a surrogate for my own life."says Tobia. The story unfolds over thirteen chapters of song, taking us on a journey and delivering us through the crossroads of life. Revealing a man, with dreams, passion, romantic notions, and most importantly flawed like most us. In many ways he is every man and woman universally who are out there "searching for the sweet life. "
Enjoy the journey and never stop chasing the sun!

Produced by Peter Calo (guitarist for Carly Simon) with additional engineering by Joel Rosenblatt (drummer from SpyroGyra) it was mixed and mastered by Robert L. Smith ( David Bowie, Mariah Carey) at Sugar Box Studios
Chase The Sun, features Calo's multi instrumental work, with Mark Barden (Michael Martin Murphy and The Cox Family) on guitar, Paul Adamy (Delbert Mclinton and Rick Derringer) on bass, Rob Garcia( Sangha, Woody Allen's Dixieland Band ) on drums, Lou Bellofatto on piano and Katie Mac (Dr.John and Meatloaf) addingbackground vocals.

Listen to Chase the Sun on Pandora Radio.

Five O'Clock Shadow
Still in the Way (2005)
Artie 's second CD was released 14 years after being recorded.
The driving guitar of Tim Fitzgerald punctuates Artie's raspy blues solid vocals and is further complimented by the dynamic and tight groove of Bob "Baboom" Petti on bass and Rob Garcia on drums.
Borrowing from the many influences each member brought, such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tower of Power, Allman Brothers, James Brown and an a eclectic collection of others the there seems to be something for everyone to sink their teeth into with lyrical content that is reflective of a smoldering and seductive world.

The Parade (2001)
His debut CD, ~ The Parade (Red Tail Hawk Records 2001 ), is a diverse collection of stories. A slice of Americana, (a blend of rock, folk, country and blues), drawing comparisions to Springsteen and Mellencamp, the music has "temerity and twang", according to one reviewer.

For The Parade, a band was assembled with some of New York, Nashville and Austin's finest musicians.
Mark Barden(The Cox Family and Michael Martin Murphy) along with Dennis Brown (Doug Stone, Alan Jackson),provide beautiful slide, acoustic and electric guitars. They are supported by the rhythm section of Rob Garcia (Flying Neutrinos and Woody Allan's New Orleans Band) and
Mark Andes ( Heart , Firefall ) on bass. Cindy "Crosby" Crossley adds beautiful background harmonies and vocals.
Nashville session players Tim Lusby on pedal steel, Jim Young on organ, Lisa Zanghi on piano and Alan Johnson on fiddle, round out the effort, allowing the lyrics and vocals to shine.

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Artie Tobia has been enjoying the last 18 months of his musical ride. His fourth Cd Aberdeen was well received  and has enjoyed quite a bit of success after its release in the summer of 2015.

  • #13 on AAA/AMA APD Chart 
  • #15 on the FAR Chart 
  • Alternate Root 66 Chart
  • Top Ten Song of the Week Alternate Root Magazine
  • Track of the Week Troubadour Show
  • CD of the month Pick Thomas Greener KVMR Los Angeles. 
  • "..his best cd Yet." Jim Clarke Lee County Courier Tupelo, MS                                                Some highlights for 2015 - 16 thus far he has shared the stage with 
  • The Sub Dudes 
  • Country legend Tanya Tucker 
  • 6 time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Dr.John 
  • Classic rock icons Kansas 
  • Starship
  • Headlining at BBKing's NYC (with a fall return scheduled)                                   

Artie has also supported blues great Kenny Wayne Shepherd, songwriting legend Chip Taylor and American Idol Winner David Cooke.

A true Americana Artist the band creates contemporary music that draws from a variety of American music styles, including roots-rock, folk, blues and country, resulting in their own brand of Americana, appealing to music fans of all ages and gender. 

"...like slipping on a pair of your favorite old blue jeans. Warm, comfortable... just right."

True foot soldiers in the trenches they have benefited from national exposure on FUSEtv, jango music, pandora radio, i tunes, spotify, rhapsody and many others. This along with their powerful and fun shows has enabled them to grow their fan base and add to their reputation across the U.S.

Performing nearly 200 shows a year with either his band, in a duo or a solo shows.ATB performs at clubs, festivals, songwriter shows, house concerts, community and charity events.

Just as important as the music, Artie and his band are easy to work with on and off the stage.

Top 12 downloads
Moonlight, Crazy Mary, Time We Spent In Memphis, Cold Winter's Day, Wanna Be Free , Vagabond, What Do I See, Cross the River, Saddest of Tattoos,Still In the Way, Trouble Always Has a Way to Find You and $50 Dollar Bill

Band Members