“…and the Artie Tobia Band had festival goers dancing in the streets.” C.P.Goldberg Patch.com June6,2011
THE QUIET CORNER, by Robert Barry Francos
The Quiet Corner Best of2008By 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.
… 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.
~ Benjamin Howe
Concordiensis, Union College
~ Charlie Lore
…Artie is reaching down in himself and giving you everything.
Main Attractions Productions
~ Alternate Country .com
~ Alex Halperin
Standard Star/Journal News NY
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Artie Tobia Band…Best Live Music in NYC… tuesday nights
I am a musicaholic….I go out weekly listening to the” best ” live music in the city. I am a regular in all the “music venues”. I have never been inclined to write about a band or artist I have seen. The other night I was not out looking for music but stumbled upon Turtle Bay by chance… the sound of the band playing drew me in from down the street. WHAT I DISCOVERED RIGHT THERE IN THE FRONT WINDOW WAS THE BEST LIVE MUSIC IN NYC… THE BAND ABSOLUTELY HAD ….”IT”….turns out… they are there every tuesday night .. for the last 11 years… I especailly liked their original music… I even bought all three of their cd’s… no disappointment there either….check them out if you want to hear some great acoustic rock -n – blues music. The guitarist is great…. the rhythm section smokes and the leader of the band sings with the passion and conviction of a man who has lives every word he sings.