“TIW Music TRUTH SERUM FOR THE SOUL Album Review: "The Colors of Life" by TONY RYBKA By Linda Freeman, TIW Music The best way I can sum up how much I enjoy Tony Rybka's music is that three of his CDs, "The Colors of Life," "Walking Back to Heaven," and "Run With Me" have been on rotation in my car since I got them several months ago. The truth, immediacy, and rough beauty of his music never ceases to touch me. The songs share a refusal to mince words, inventive song crafting, and outstanding musicianship. Rybka's voice is an intriguing, compelling presence throughout. "The Colors of Life" was produced by Ray Fister and engineered by Fister and Tim Donderevo, with additional engineering by Dave Vartanian and Matthew Misslich. Most of the tracks were recorded at 5th Floor Recording in Milwaukee. "READ ENTIRE REVIEW AT" http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TonyRybka”

“Hello Tony, I'm Rachell. Listening to WHEN WE GET OLD...yup...I can hear your bones creaking LOL! So tell me...how does such a sad song make me feel so good?! I love this song and can't wait to listen to your other tracks...your voice is so easy...great guitar picking...much talent going on in Cleveland!”


“Tony Rybka Walking Back to Heaven Mission to Moab Records review by Daddo If James Taylor did blues, with a little bit of pop backing, it might sound like this. If this sounds great to you, please to enjoy the entire disc. If not . . . well, track #6 “Waitin’ on a Train” is pretty good. http://reviews.wruv.org/2012/12/walking-back-to-heaven/ WRUV Reviews ”

“From the downhome blues of Uglier to the stellar songwriting of And the Rain Came Down, Tony Rybka is a musical treasure!”

Greg Leatherman - WEB

“Fantastic collection of warm, soulful and beautifully crafted songs here Tony..always been a sucker for Garth Hudson-like organ work, so "Things To Say" just picked me up and gave me a sweet gentle rock..awesome lyric, as is the fantastic, sweet and graceful song "when we get old"..just love your vocals too..amazing voice!! What a class act! ”

MikeWhitePresents - REVERBNATION

“Review By: Jose Gonzalez Tony Rybka is a folksy blues writer, and his album “ Walking back to Heaven” keeps that tone. Songs like “ My 666th Dream”, “The Birthday Song” just has that blues attitude with its steady beat, and classic guitar playing. Tony Rybka also slows things down, and changes the tempo with “I’ll get over you”, “ Since The Angels Called”, and the darker/sorrowful side of blues is given. The lyrics are what makes this album, because you get Tony’s story, and you can feel what he has gone through. ”

“And The Rain Came Down is excellent :)”


"Back Roads." Great Song, Style and Vocals. It's not only good folk/rock music, it's also a great country track. Paul, your fan from Future Now.

Paul, your fan from Future Now - IMRadio comment...

“Tony great mate good vocals, loved it great lyrics beat rythme. Just great mate God bless you from London”

CM from London - IMRadio comment...

“Hi Tony Congratulations on being a Featured Band! We really dig "How High is The Sky". We are glad we found you!”

IMRadio comment...

“Hi Tony, Well, it has taken me awhile but I recently listened to your CD "Walking Back to Heaven." You sent it to me a while back. It's very, very good. I think you would be good on the radio! I plan on playing a few cuts, probably "666" "Train" and "Blame." ”

Steve Traina (Steve's Folk Show: Saturday 9 to11 am on WCSB Cleveland 89.3 FM) - Via Facebook

“Thanks again for sharing your CD "Run With Me." The stories your songs tell are full of keen observations, introspection, imagination, and humor. I think I liked "And the rain came down" the best. I'll be humming the chorus to myself today. ”

From: LD New York, NY - Via E-Mail

“Fantastic rockin' bluesy folk tunes, Tony. I'm tappin' my toes and listening to your words. Great job! From a fellow folkie, -"Uglier" is a great song, Tony. Ben Aaron”


“I wanted to let you know that WOZQ 91.9FM is adding Walking Back to Heaven to its rotation for airplay. Thanks for sending this to us!”

Thealexa Becker ... Music Director WOZQ 91.9 FM - Via e-mail

“Oh, one more thing: During Friday's show I made the argument that modern, indie-folk singer Tony Rybka was "Dylanesque", and I even ventured to argue that he was "better than Bob Dylan". I would encourage you to engage in a hearty debate with me by googling Rybka, listening to his music, and judging for yourself. You in? ”

“Just dropped by to listen to your music and love what I hear. As of to date, "Never Say Goodbye" is my favorite.... Great job, please keep up the good works cause the world needs more of it! ”

DS from somewhere in NC - What the fans are saying...

“dig the blues/folk sound you got going on there; music/vocs are good; contemp blues i would say? very very good; itunes should serve you well...'666/dream' is my fav; 'waiting on a train' adef/'what can i say?' makes me smile; i can relate...'a woman like you' makes me think of a band & a basement; scotch tape; MANY THANKS; MUSIC IS GOOD ”

JS from somewhere in CA, - What the fans are saying...

“I’m loving your cd as much as I thought I would. Your music is intoxicating - romantic sometimes, nostalgic in places, the images evocative. The lyrics are pure poetry, but poetry that rolls out easily and doesn’t try too hard. The singing is powerful, the chord changes just right, all the talent top-notch. I can identify with these songs, feel like I’ve lived them... ”

RM from Austin, TX - What the fans are saying...