Todd Boston

Todd Boston

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San Francisco based guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and composer Todd Boston lives a musical life. He brings with him a devoted heart to connect, share and enrich the lives of those he touches through the positive effects of music, sound, and vibration. The music is exciting, captivating and rich.

Biography

San Francisco based guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and composer Todd Boston lives a musical life. He brings with him a devoted heart to connect, share and enrich the lives of those he touches through the positive effects of music, sound, and vibration.

While spending a number of months in the pristine mountains of Vermont he has recently completed his second album titled Touched by the Sun with Grammy winning producer Will Ackerman (Windham Hill Records) and a group of world class musicians including Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel) Eugene Friesen (Paul Winter Consort), Jeff Haynes (Pat Methany Group) and vocalist Snatam Kaur. He will be touring internationally in support of the new album as a soloist, as well as in various ensembles including singer Snatam Kaur's band together with longtime musical partner Ramesh Kannan (Tabla, Percussion) throughout 2012.

On stage, he fuses an acoustic world sound with advanced finger style guitar techniques, percussion and various instruments in combination with live looping technology to create a mesmerizing and impressionable sound. As a performer for concert audiences, yoga classes or at the bedside of hospital patients, Todd invokes the feelings of nature in his melodic and rhythmic playing to inspire his listeners.

"Todd Boston is almost impossibly talented, he’s a brilliant guitarist. Touched by the Sun is the work of a mature artist who has come of age and who has given us a great recording of singularity and value, the world’s a better place for his gift." ~ Will Ackerman (Grammy winner and found of Windham Hill Records)

Todd Boston's music has been gaining popularity and recognition worldwide. He received nominations in the 2003 Arizona Music Awards and in the 2005 California Music Awards. Todd was chosen as Top Performer for Philly Rising at the esteemed World Cafe Live in 2005. His first two albums (Urban Nature, Coming Home and Todd Boston Alive) have been consistently featured on Echoes, the two-hour nightly music show heard on over 130 NPR channels and distributed by Public Radio International. Urban Nature Coming Home was voted #13 for the Best CDs of 2009 on the Echoes listeners poll. Todd Boston, Alive was chosen as the CD of the Month of October 2010 by host John Diliberto and was chosen in the top 25 Listeners Choice Awards for 2010. Read the review

Todd has worked and performed with Snatam Kaur, Tony Levin (legendary bassist of Peter Gabriel), Charlie Bisharat (Grammy Winning Violinist), Jeff Haynes (Grammy Winning Percussionist), Eugene Friesen (Grammy Winning Cellist), Deva Premal & Mitten, Manose, Tina Malia, Shimshai, Donna De Lory & Suzanne Sterling. He has performed at prominent festivals such as Wanderlust Festival Vermont and California, Earthdance, Harmony, the 2007 Mac Conference and at events featuring Joan Baez, Michael Franti, Jai Uttal, MC Yogi, Sila and the AfroFunk Experience and more. He has played at venues such as The Fillmore (SF), Marin Civic Center, XPN Studio World Cafe Live (PA) and many others.

Discography

TOUCHED BY THE SUN (2012) by Todd Boston

ALIVE (2010) by Todd Boston - Extensive radio airplay on Echoes, nationally syndicated NPR music show. CD of the month (October 2010)

URBAN NATURE COMING HOME (2008) by Todd Boston and Ramesh Kannan. Extensive radio airplay on Echoes, nationally syndicated NPR music show.