Tobin James & The Lonely Dogs
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"Raves for Rules of the Road"

Tobin James (a.k.a. T.J. Weiss) is the main man in this Blues-rock band. This solid, ten-track CD of mostly original material is long on substance and short on pretension. The album was recorded in Dallas, and has the flavour of a Gregg Allman solo album, with some neat organ and tasteful backing vocals. This is particularly the case on songs like 'Blue Sky Lightning'. Tobin James has a gritty and soulful voice, (and) this is an album which benefits from repeated playing, where the phrasing and emotion in Weiss' voice becomes more and more appealing. The songs have that authentic and timeless Blues sensibility.

- Blues Matters! Magazine


"Aussie Radio Hearts Tobin James"

Tobin James & Damaged Goods have released Rules Of the Road. It’s fantastic & if you don’t have it, go get it, otherwise you’re missing out on a top CD. Each song takes you on a journey. Sit back, relax & let the music carry you away. These guys know what they're doing & do what they know best, with style & a great beat. Tobin James & Damaged Goods are proudly played on Spirit FM 92.3 Australia.
Wendy Rudin
Presenter
Spirit of the Blues
- Spirit 92.3 FM


"Kudos from the North Texas Blues Society"

"The state of Texas cranks out some of the best blues music in the world, and Tobin James ranks up there with the best in Texas. From his strong, sexy vocals, to the power of his supporting players, James and his band pack a wallop that few can match. This is a rockin' blues show you don't want to miss!"

Sandy Hall
President and Founder
North Texas Blues Society - NTBS


"Props from SongPlanet Radio"

Tobin,

It's a huge pleasure to have such great music to listen to and broadcast. I've been playing your stuff on the radio for 4 years now, and I still really enjoy hearing it - there's not many things I can say that for!

Misanthropy
SongPlanet Radio
- SongPlanet.com


"Tobin James Signed to Distribution Deal"

Blues artist Tobin James has inked a deal with Allegro Music Distribution to distribute his new CD, "Rules of the Road". "Rules of the Road" will soon be found in as many as 250 retail outlets and Internet download sites across the United States and Canada. - Soul O'Pup Records


"Even Sports Guys Dig It!"

As the bastard son of the late great Freddie King, or maybe it's vice versa, I really like punching up your CD and Texas Cannonballing down the road in the truck... good work, my man!

Randy Galloway
Ft. Worth Star Telegram
103.3 FM ESPN Radio, Dallas/Ft. Worth - Soul O'Pup Music


"Letter From a Recent Festival (10/10/09)"

Tobin,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. We've been busy trying to catch up on all that we let go in preparation for the music fest. We were honored that you were available to play!

I am waiting to hear back from 2 radio contacts about their addresses where I should send the CDs to. But I plan on sending it to WDIY, WDVR and WXPN. DIY and DVR are public radio stations with blues shows and XPN is the U of Penn radio station that has a blues show. Once I receive the addresses, I will forward them to you with the name of the Blues DJ's. I do know that XPN's DJ is Jonny Meister. My contact at DVR has been Bluegrass Rose and my contact at DIY has been Alison DelRe.

We will definitely keep you in mind for future events. You put on a great show with great music and we appreciate your working with us so well these last few weeks. If there is anything we can do to help you get out there, let us know. Do you have facebook? If so, I'd be happy to forward any of your upcoming events to our friends/customers. We are at JohnnyMacs AmericanGrill or this email address.

Take care and looking forward to having you back!

Lori
Johnny Mac & Friends Music Fest - Johnny Mac & Friends Music Fest, Kintnersville, PA


"Lonely Dog Blues Selected for Movie Soundtrack"

June 26, 2006

A portion of Tobin James' song "Lonely Dog Blues" will be featured in Jon Keeyes latest film "Mad, Bad Movie". The film's release is set for early July, after which it will make the film festival circuit. A CD soundtrack featuring the song in its entirety will be available soon.

Jon Keeyes is an accomplished producer, writer and director. Among his credits are "American Nightmare" (director/writer/producer), "Suburban Nightmare" (director/writer/producer), "Hallow’s End" (director/producer), "Living & Dying" (director/writer/producer) and the forthcoming "Fall Down Dead". He also spent six years as an entertainment journalist, publishing more than three hundred articles and interviews.

Highland Myst Entertainment, Inc. a privately owned Texas corporation is behind all aspects of this film.
- MadDog Productions


"Rules of the Road on Sale in March, 2008"

Rules of the Road will go on sale in the month of March, in the following retail outlets...

MUSIC MILLENNIUM - Portland, OR
DO RE MI MUSIC - Carmel, CA
BARNES & NOBLE - Locations TBA
J & R MUSIC WORLD - New York, NY
VIRGIN MEGASTORE - New York, NY
VIRGIN MEGASTORE - San Francisco, CA
VIRGIN MEGASTORE - Lake Buena Vista, FL
VIRGIN MEGASTORE - Ontario, CA
VIRGIN MEGASTORE - Denver, CO
VIRGIN MEGASTORE - Orange, CA
AMOEBA MUSIC - San Francisco, CA
ALL MEDIA GUIDE - Ann Arbor, MI

... and the following online stores:

24-7
7Digital
9 Squared
Amazon Opted In
Amazon & Pepsi
Audio Lunchbox
Audio Lunchbox Subscription
Beatport.com
Beet
Bell Mobility Full Track
Bell Mobility Ringtone
Beon
Bleep
Boomkat
Calabash Music
Cybird/Cool Sound
Dancetracks Digital
DestraMusic.com
DownloadPunk
Ecast
eMusic
FNAC
Foreal / Daiki-Sound Downloads
Foreal Mobile
Fun Mobility
Groove Mobile
GroupieTunes
Hip-Hop Site Inc
Hudson Entertainment (US)
Inradio
Insound
iTunes Music Store
iTunes Ringtone
Jamba/Jamster
Juno
Lampshade Music
Last.fm Radio
Limewire Subscription
Limewire Á La Carte
Liquid Digital Media
Listen Japan
m-Qube
Mbop Digital
MediaNet Digital
Misrolas
Mix and Burn
Mod Systems
Moderati
mTraks Download
mTraks Subscription
Musecorp
Musiwave
Napster
Nareos
Navio Download (gBox)
NTT Communication
OD2 (Loudeye)
Other Music
Passalong
PlayNetwork
Pure Tracks
Qmobile
Rhapsody
Rogers Wireless
Rogers Wireless Ringtone
Ruckus Network
SecuryCast Download
Send Me Mobile
Slacker
Snocap
Snocap/Myspace
Sony Connect
Soundexchange
Spiral Frog
Sprint
Starbucks
Starzik SARL
T-Online
Thrill Jockey
Thumbplay
Toybe
Track It Down
Turntable Lab, Inc.
Verizon
Virgin Mobile US
Virginmega.fr
Wax Poetics
Wippit
Xringer
You Tube
Zingy Mobile - Soul O'Pup Music


Discography

508 Park (Code Blue) – 2002
Jaded Soul (Jaded Soul, EP) – 2003
Lonely Dog Blues, Rules of the Road (Demo) – 2005
Rules of the Road (Tobin James & Damaged Goods) – 2007

Tobin James can be heard on the following broadcast radio shows in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand:
Texas Roadhouse Blues, KNON 89.3 FM - Dallas, TX
At the Crossroads - Kamloops, BC (syndicated)
Spirit of the Blues, Spirit 92.3, NSW
Mojos & Jelly Rolls, EAR FM, NSW
Tecka’s Tracks, HOT FM 106, NSW (syndicated)
Dave’s Blues Mix, STAR FM, TAS
The Blues Room, Community Radio, Hamilton (NZ)

Internet Stations:
Mixposure.com
SongPlanet.com
GarageBand.com
OurStage.com
Bluesroad (www.bluesroad.de)
Downtown Deb Blues Radio, Gold Radio Network (www.goldoldies.com)

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Bio

Tobin James cut his teeth not on traditional Blues, but on the incendiary Blues/Rock sound of such legendary bands as Cream, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple. It wasn’t until attending the prestigious University of North Texas in the late 1980s that the future frontman of the Dallas bands Code Blue and Jaded Soul connected with the music of the great African-American Bluesmen who started it all, and sent him down his musical path firing on all cylinders. Today, all of those influences can be heard loud and clear in the powerful, full-throttle Blues and Blues/Rock of the Dallas native, Tobin James!

Tobin was a fixture on the Blues scene in Dallas for many years before relocating to New York City in 2007. His music has appeared in movie soundtracks (including “Mad, Bad – The Movie”, winner of the award for Best Independent Film at the LA Film Festival in 2006), and his most recent CD, “Rules of the Road” is distributed throughout North America by Global Journey, in cooperation with Allegro Music Distribution. Retail outlets that have picked up “Rules of the Road” include (but are not limited to) Virgin Megastores, Barnes & Noble, and Borders, and downloads are available on sites including iTunes.

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