The Toni Lynn Washington Band

The Toni Lynn Washington Band

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One of the World's most soulful Blues and Rhythm and Blues singers backed by an exceptional band. Multiple national Blues award nominations and independent record producers awards, 4 CDs in the past 8 years, songs in movies, over 2000 performances since 1992!!!!

Biography

Toni Lynn Washington
If receiving critical accolades was enough to get you into heaven (or even a higher tax bracket), Toni Lynn Washington should have been "in" years ago. Performances at venues like the Saratoga Jazz Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival, Memphis in May and the Newport Jazz Festival at Sea (aboard the QE2) etc., as well as tours of Europe, the U.S. and Canada, over 2000 performances since 1992. Seven WC Handy Award nominations (including 2003, 2004 and 2005 "Soul-Blues Female Performer of the Year" nominations..), and many other award nominations for her previous albums including "Album of the Year" at the W.C. Handy Awards, "Album of the Year" at the NAIRD Awards, and "Outstanding Blues Album" at the Boston Music Awards, participation in charitable projects like the Respond II CD (with Joan Baez...), and critical acclaim from the media, including Essence Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Sun-Times, Living Blues, Knight Ridder Newspapers, Blues Revue, The Ottawa Citizen, Big City Blues, Boston Magazine, The Boston Herald , Jazziz, Downbeat, The House of Blues Radio Hour, NPR's 'All Things Considered' , Mountain Stage, The Boston Phoenix, Bluestage, WBOS, WGBH, WFNX, etc.,.. And the 1999 Boston Blues Festival Lifetime Achievement Award., are the things which have defined her career.

In 2003 Toni released her fourth CD since 1997, and her first on the NorthernBlues Label (Produced by Duke Robillard and her longtime musical director and keyboardist Bruce Bears) entitled "Been so Long" which has been universally received as her best ever (and one of the best Blues CDs of '03). Other recent highlights include "watching Ruth Brown and Carla Thomas enjoy my show so much at the Handy Awards VIP Party" Toni said, and giving the "Best New Artist" Award to newcomer Robert Randolph and The Family Band while trading jokes with Little Milton at the Orpheum (Memphis) later that night . It's been a fun couple of years, but we think the fun is just starting (look for another CD in '06)....so that finally, after years of hard work and critical acclaim, Toni's coming into her own. We hope you'll become a part of her success by helping us spread the word.....

Discography

Konti/Atlantic, Dear Diary, Breaking Lovers Hearts 1966
Konti/Atlantic, Good Things, Satisfaction 1966
Blues at Midnight 1995 Tone-Cool Records
It's My Turn Now 1997 Tone-Cool Records
Good Thing's 2000 Tone-Cool Records
Been So Long 2003 NorthernBlues Records

Set List

"Sherman’s Strut", original instrumental
"Comin Home Baby", standard instrumental cover
"Unchain my Heart", Ray Charles Cover
"Are You Happy Now" , Original Swamp Blues
"Teardrops From My Eyes", Ruth Brown Cover
"Mellow Down Easy", Standard Blues/Funk
"It’s My Turn Now", Original Blues
"24 Hour Blues", Standard Blues
"Money Too", Standard Blues
"No Good Man", Original Blues/Soul
"Noise Gotta Go", Johnny Guitar Watson, New Orleans Funk
"3 Can Play the Game", Earl King Cover New Orleans Funk
"Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday", Standard Soul Ballad
"I Don’t Hurt Anymore", Ma Rainie Cover
"Basement", Original Adaptation Ma Rainie Blues/funk
"Everyday I Have the Blues", Standard Blues/done funk
"Who is She", Soul Cover Funk Hip Hop, Bill Withers
"We Don’t See Eye to Eye", Standard Blues
"Feel So Bad", Standard Blues