World-Renowned Guitarist Toby Walker Brings His 2020 Tour to The Big Island in March


Toby Walker is an exceptionally gifted fingerstyle guitarist and storyteller whose music draws from traditional and contemporary blues to western swing and ragtime. He’ll be performing several Big Island shows and a guitar workshop – March 4-8. Details and ticket info can be found below.

Internationally and nationally acclaimed Toby Walker has been hailed as an award-winning, roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso and songwriter who has toured the US, United Kingdom, and Europe. Blending the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, old-time jazz and rock, Walker has his own style and as such received numerous awards, including being the 1st place recipient of the International Blues Challenge Award in Memphis and the NY Music Award for best instrumental CD. Walker has also been inducted into the NY Blues Hall of Fame. 

Walker is a nationally recognized guitar instructor, having taught at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch, Woody Mann’s Guitar Seminars, The Swanannoa Gathering, and the National Guitar Workshop. Walker also has eight instructional DVD’s on Happy Traum’s Homespun Music Instruction and has produced hundreds of instructional videos on his own.

Toby Walker Big Island Tour Dates/Guitar Workshop: March 4-8
For Tickets, Gold Circle Premium Seating, and more info: or call: 808-896-4845.

When: March 4, Weds.
Doors: 6:30 pm. Show: 7:00 pm.
Where: Gertrude’s Jazz Bar, 75-5699 Alii Drive., Kailua-Kona
Info: 808-896-4845 or 808-327-5299
Cost: $20.

When: March 5, Thurs.
Doors: 6:00 p.m.  Show: 7:00 pm.
Where: Blue Dragon Tavern & Cosmic Musiquarium, 61-3616 Kawaihae Road, Kawaihae
Info: 808-822-7771 
Cost: $18.

Event: Guitar Workshop (1.5 hrs.) with Toby Walker
When: March 7, Sat. 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Hilo Ukulele & Guitar, 56 Ponahawai Street. Hilo
Info. 808-896-4845. Venue: 808-333-5450
Cost: $45.
Note: Workshop must be booked in advance at

When: March 7, Sat
Doors: 8:30 pm. Show: 9:00 pm
Where: Hilo Town Tavern, 168 Keawe St.  Hilo
Info: 808-896-4845.  Venue: 808-935-2171
Tickets: $18. Advance 

When: March 8, Sun.
Doors: 6:30 p.m.  Show: 7:00 p.m. 
Where: Ohia Room, KMC – Volcanoes National Park, Volcano
Info: 808-896-4845. Venue:  808-967-8335 
Tickets: $20. Gen. Adm. Adv.  $30. Gold Circle

Show Tickets: Gertrudes Jazz Bar – Kona; Kiernan’s Music – Old Town Kainaliu; Blue Dragon Tavern – Kawaihae; Waimea General Store – Parker Square, Kamuela; Top Stitch – Honoka’a; Hilo Town Tavern, Hilo Guitars, Hilo Music Exchange, Hilo, and Rogers Guitars- Kea’au.


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