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Podunk Throwbacks / Bio

The Podunk Throwbacks take you back to a time when honesty, raw emotion and free thought prevailed. Their songs capture the human condition in a down-to-earth, gritty and honest way, and don’t just describe an emotion, but make you feel it - be it the soulful reflections of one's "deepest regrets," a country-style rally to farmers to "hold your ground," a jazz-inspired rock retort to one's "jealousy of hope," a traditional folk description of a humble "wrong side of life" or a lyrical declaration of a love's "single intention." The symbiotic relationship between the driving percussion of the guitar and the classical sophistication of the violin, combined with the depth and creativity of the rhythm section, compliment these visions with a unique sound and no costumes, "gimmicks" or formulation. They have been performing only their original songs all over CT, MA, NY and RI since 2012, including the Goshen Stampede (Goshen, CT), the Vintage Bazaar (Salisbury, MA), the National Arts Project (Capital College, Hartford, CT), and the Rhode Island Songwriters Association (Providence, RI).

Contact & Booking info:
Amy - (860) 324-9934
aej121572@gmail.com

Songwriter, guitarist & front-man, Todd Skilton, a Berklee alumnus, was a member of the band, Shade, and has opened up for bands including, Til Tuesday, The Outlaws, The Fools, Robin Lane and the Chartbusters and Extreme. His song, "Life Inside Here," was the #1 song on Boston's WAAF for 16 consecutive weeks. He is currently on the guitar faculty of The Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education, Torrington, CT.

Violinist, Amy Jones, is a graduate of the Hartt School of Music with a Bachelor's in Applied Viola and Music Theory, and a Master's in Music Theory. She is a regular member of The Eastern CT Symphony, Waterbury Symphony, New Britain Symphony and Wallingford Symphony, and freelances extensively throughout Connecticut. She teaches privately at The Community Music School in Essex and The Warner Theatre in Torrington, as well as in her Unionville studio, and is the upper-strings assistant at the Waterbury Arts Magnet School and the upper strings teacher for BRAVO Waterbury at the Brass City Charter School.

Bassist, Geoff Kooris, plays both the 5 string fretless bass guitar and the 5 string electric upright bass. Geoff has worked in music for over 35 years, playing all kinds of music including - but not limited to – American Roots music, Celtic, and contemporary alternative music. He performs with the Podunk Throwbacks as well as the Bedlam Brothers String Band. Geoff has had extensive vocal training as well as a back up bass singer and as a voice actor.

Contact & Booking info:
Amy - (860) 324-9934
aej121572@gmail.com

General Info

Band Members
Todd Skilton, Amy Jones
Artist Name
Podunk Throwbacks
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/podunkthrowbacks
Active Since
07/12
Genres
Folk / songwriter/alternative folk

Contact Info

Location
Unionville, CT
Manager
Ourselves

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