Toby Gray - Highway Buddha / Blog
'had a REALLY fun gig with my friend Aaln Sitar Brown who say in with his sitar and added some very fun music to my tunes. We'll do it again next month :-)
Great Earth Day gig
The concert at Crystal Bay Farm turned out to be a wonderful experience. 'joined by my friends Alan Sitar Brown and Ken Mowery. Great vibes from an excellent audience. Blessings!
Highway Buddha starts the Festival season off with a 420 Springtime Fest on an organic farm by the Pacific ocean. Joined by Alan "Sitar" Brown and Ken Mowery it'll be a fun evening covering a lot of different audio turf!
'just finished a wonderful weekend playing bass with It's A Beautiful Day. 33 years of working with the Laflammes has had it's up and downs and it's a great feeling when we can pack a couple of venues and put smiles on the audience's faces!
Last but not least, there is a 1/2 hour Road Hogs video I produced being aired on Community TV this month. A culmination of many hours of mixing and editing of our Dec show at Don Quixotes.
New Videos added
Wrapped up the production of 13 videos that go with the new Road Hogs LIVE CD. I put 3 of them up on this site. Enjoy :-)
I teach 2 Monday's a month. Students are pursuing either electric or upright and in a couple of cases, both. Beginning to advanced levels so they keep me on my toes and often make me revisit my roots and rethink why I play the way that I do. I'm surprised how exhausting a day of teaching can be although it is extremely rewarding when I see a student have an "a-ha" moment and leave with sense of empowerment.
Lots of studio work
Four different band projects going on in my studio right now. Quite a wide variety of material which is good.They all are time consuming. 'don't want them to sound alike!
Spiral On Video Shoot
VERY fun and inspiring video session with Aliah and Paz Friday eve. Tasty jam with Alan Sitar Brown, and beautiful dancing of Aliah, Kenya, M Sophia, & Shosona (sp?). Beautiful people! Should be posting some audio soon and video as soon as I get it. ॐ
New Year - New Energy
Good time to re focus on what is meaningful and enriching both spiritually and financially. Peace and Blessings ॐ
Blessings for the holidays and forever
May the sun bring you energy by day, May the moon softly restore you by night, May the rain wash away your worries, May the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.
Take your vitamins :-)
Lot's of playing and engineering gigs which is great but the traveling has been tough. A 16 hour travel and play day followed by an afternoon gig out of state the next day and driving 8 hours to get home with restaurant food and questionable restrooms took it's toll. My solo gig the next day went well but after that my body said enough! Three days of a "cold" and I'm coming back just in time for 2 big gigs this weekend. Sunday will be a day of rest then a teaching day with more studio work to be done. Life is good, 'just have to pace myself!