Toby Lightman Part of the Gorton Center Live Series
Gorton is thrilled to bring Toby back!
In a crowded social-media driven marketplace, Toby Lightman’s pure and soulful voice connects with listeners emotionally and cuts through the noise. In the 15 years since signing with a major label, Toby has developed and mastered her own sophisticated and unique urban pop sound.
Darling to the normally harsh critics, Lightman received high praise from magazines like Rolling Stone, People, Billboard and others, which led to appearances on Letterman, Carson Daly, Conan, CBS Morning Show and more. Prince happened to be watching the night Toby appeared on Conan and was so impressed with her performance he invited her to open for him. Additionally, Toby has enjoyed tremendous success licensing her music for placement in film and TV, with credits including commercials for Microsoft, as well as her songs placed on episodes of Desperate Housewives, One Tree Hill, Vampire Diaries, 90210, The Fosters, and many more.
Toby is currently producing her new recordings entirely on her own, playing all of the instruments and mixing the tracks as well. These songs represent and were inspired by Toby’s desire to get pregnant, something she had to struggle to accomplish. “These songs are extremely personal to me as they are what came out of a hard battle with infertility. I wanted the song as well as the production to be 100% from me and it is.” Thankfully, after a long road, Toby gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Leo Cash in 2017.
Toby Lightman’s story is still being told, and she will be touring in support of new, deeply personal music in the months and years to come.
When singer Toby Lightman’s first album Little Things debuted on the prestigious Billboard Top 100 in 2004, the music industry took notice. As Entertainment Weekly put it, “Lightman’s debut suggests bigger things to come.” And bigger things certainly did come for the singer-songwriter, whose soulful pop sound has been compared to industry greats like Sheryl Crow. Lightman has toured with musicians like Jewel, Rob Thomas, Train and Gavin DeGraw, as well as opening one night for Prince.
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