Toby Soriero began playing guitar at the age of nine, having studied under Connecticut-based jazz guitarist, Ron Stebbins. After hearing and improvising along to the double album, Bobby Bland and B. B. King Together Again . . . Live, his love for the blues and passion for simple soulful music has continually grown. Coming of age in the golden era of album rock, Toby’s appreciation of various guitar players is endless. The most influential on his playing were Eric Clapton and the Three Kings (B.B., Albert and Freddie). In 2019, he made it to the semi-finals of the Annual Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge in the acoustic blues duo category. He is a winner of the 2023 New England Songwriting Competition (Blues Category) for the song, 309 Buckland Street.
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