|Written by Stephen Snow|
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Artie Tobia, thrice winner of the Best of the Gold Coast Music Awards, performs LIVE at the Center for New Media and the Arts.
I first met Artie when I heard him play at a local venue in Fairfield County, Connecticut. I was immediately taken by his talent, by his lyrical songs and soulful voice. At the end of the show I asked Artie if he would play the Center for New Media and the Arts, and he did. Since then Artie has became a good friend, performing several times at the Center, and subsequently at The Palace Theatre. Artie is a true talent, a good man, and fantastic American storyteller.
Artie is able to deliver his lyric driven songs with emotion and conviction supported by his fabulous band as they weave in and out of the stories , characters and the emotions of everyday real people that he writes about.
Delivering their brand of Americana the Artie Tobia Band features the rhythm section of Stuart Stahr (on drums and background vocals), along with Mark Bridgman (on bass and background vocals). Mark Barden adds texture to the songs with his guitar work and background vocals.
The band has developed a considerable reputation for their live shows and original material that share its roots with the likes of the Allman Brother’s, Cash, Petty, Springsteen and Mellencamp among others.
Artie ranges in styles with his own writings and performances giving him a broad appeal to music fans of all ages and gender, enabling him to develop an international presence generating CD sales, media attention and building a fan base across the U.S. and other countries around the world.