Australian musician comes home to Canada

Singer-songwriter Toby has often spoken of her affection for Canada. She just recently wrapped her 11th tour of the country. The occasion this time was the release of her live album “Coming Home”, her fifth record. “Coming Home” includes live versions of previously recorded and some previously unheard songs. The album is done with a full band and includes horns, trumpets, and other roots style instruments.

 As for why Toby likes Canada, she explains that we embrace and respect the singer-songwriter culture and are into the roots style of music she is currently promoting. It’s no surprise that she has a specific soft spot for Vancouver, and the artistry that comes with it.

 The album is full of soul. She expresses her roots-folk edge with tracks such as “Don’t Go” and “Run” and extends her range with the emotional ballad “Three Days”. The latter song is a favourite of hers and was written about a friend who lost his father and then had his first child within a span of three days. The backing band and the eclectic mix of sounds adds a layer of depth that can be missing on many live records. A great listen for fans of Roots, folk, bluegrass, and singer-songwriters. “Coming Home” is available now.

 You can find out more about Toby at

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