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Oct
29
Sat
Fingerpicking Christmas Workshops with Lee Murdock 1 @ Tobias Music
Oct 29 @ 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Fingerpicking Christmas Workshops with Lee Murdock 1 @ Tobias Music | Downers Grove | Illinois | United States

Get your fingerpicking chops together for the holidays with one of Chicago’s premier fingerstyle guitarists! Includes some personalized instruction as well as new arrangements of many favorite carols.

For reservations cal (630) 960-2455 or online at https://www.tobiasmusic.com

$25 for October 29th

$45 for both October 29th and November 5th!

Listen and learn more about Lee’s here

Nov
5
Sat
Fingerpicking Workshops with Lee Murdock 2 @ Tobias Music
Nov 5 @ 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Fingerpicking Workshops with Lee Murdock 2 @ Tobias Music | Downers Grove | Illinois | United States

Get your fingerpicking chops together for the holidays with one of Chicago’s premier fingerstyle guitarists! Includes some personalized instruction as well as new arrangements of many favorite carols.

For reservations cal (630) 960-2455 or online at https://www.tobiasmusic.com

$25 for November 5th

$45 for both October 29th and November 5th!

Listen and learn more about Lee’s here

Nov
12
Sat
Taylor Guitars Find Your Fit @ Tobias Music
Nov 12 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Taylor Guitars Find Your Fit @ Tobias Music | Downers Grove | Illinois | United States

TAYLOR GUITARS Find Your Fit

 Pre Holiday Sales Event

Friday and Saturday All Day – Call For Detail 630-960-2455

Huge Inventory On Sale Our friendly factory experts are visiting Taylor dealers for the sole purpose of helping you find the Taylor that’s the right fit for you. They’ll identify your player profile and explain which guitar body shape and wood pairings best match your playing style.

Jan
21
Sat
Acoustic Guitar Jam Class 1 Hosted By Rich Harrington @ Tobias Music Events Room
Jan 21 @ 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Acoustic Guitar Jam Class 1 Hosted By Rich Harrington @ Tobias Music Events Room | Downers Grove | Illinois | United States

Our very popular Acoustic Jam Class is back !!

6 Weeks of Saturday Acoustic Guitar Jams !!!

6 weeks Starting Saturday Jan. 21st and continuing through Feb. 25th.

A friendly, no pressure way to learn how to jam.

Contact Rich Harrington for details.

Jan
22
Sun
Acoustic Guitar Jam Class 2 Hosted By Rich Harrington @ Tobias Music Events Room
Jan 22 @ 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Acoustic Guitar Jam Class 2 Hosted By Rich Harrington @ Tobias Music Events Room | Downers Grove | Illinois | United States

6 Weeks of Sunday Acoustic Guitar Jam Class

Starting Sunday Jan 22nd thru Feb 26th

One week break for Super Bowl Sunday

Structured jam class with popular “Jam” tunes.

Contact Rich Harrington for details.

Perfect time of year for jamming on your geetar.

Apr
8
Sat
Jazz guitarist, Eric Skye @ Tobias Music
Apr 8 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jazz guitarist, Eric Skye @ Tobias Music | Downers Grove | Illinois | United States

Jazz guitarist, Eric Skye will be performing at Tobias Music in Downers Grove on Saturday, April 8 at 8:00.

“An acoustic guitar master,” writes Stage And Studio, and Acoustic Guitar magazine says, “Stunning improvisational performances.”

Skye occupies a unique niche, exploring areas between Americana, jazz, and blues, all threaded together with a healthy respect for groove and unadulterated acoustic tone. Skye’s release, A Different Kind Of Blue -a solo guitar re-imagining of the Miles Davis’ iconic Kind Of Blue- was acknowledged by the Davis family and named in Acoustic Guitar magazine’s top ten albums of 2012. His 2015 release, Artifact, with longtime Jackson Browne guitarist Mark Goldenberg, was also critically acclaimed. In an unexpected departure from past projects, Skye’s 2016 release, June Apple, is a collection of early American fiddle tunes arranged for mandolin and guitar.

Eric Skye has performed on live morning television for NBC and FOX, has been featured on both National Public Radio, Public Radio International, performed and been interviewed on many live radio broadcasts in the United States and Europe. Skye has been featured in magazines such as Guitar Player, Fretboard Journal, Acoustic Guitar, Jazziz, Premier Guitar, Jazz Improv, 20th Century Guitar, Acoustic (UK), Akustik Gitarree (Germany), The Guitar Note, The Guitar Bench, and was on cover of Acoustic Guitar magazine in China.

Eric has played all over the United States, at such notable acoustic and jazz venues as Yoshi’s in San Francisco, The Freight And Salvage in Berkeley, Club Passim in Cambridge MA, Rio Theater in Santa Cruz, the Alberta Rose Theater in Portland Oregon. Plus the NAMM shows in both Los Angeles and Nashville, and at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival in California and the Woodstock Guitar Festival in New York. This year Eric has shared billing with Bill Frisell, David Crosby, Julian Lage, Joe Henry, Bryan Sutton, and Blake Mills. Premier Guitar magazine recently featured a seven page article on the duo and new album Artifact. In 2011 Eric was bestowed the rare honer of having the renown Santa Cruz Guitar Company release a signature model guitar.

Tickets to Eric Skye are $25 and can be purchased in advance by calling Tobias Music at 630.960.2455. Tickets are also available at the door.

May
20
Sat
French-Algerian guitarist Pierre Bensusan @ Tobias Music
May 20 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
French-Algerian guitarist Pierre Bensusan @ Tobias Music | Downers Grove | Illinois | United States

French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan will perfom at Tobias Music on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 7:00 on Saturday and the show begins at 8:00. Sunday doors open at 6:00 pm, and show begins at 7:00.

If “World Music” is music that pays tribute to the spirit of a collection of human beings through distinct rhythms, traditional instruments and harmonic colors, French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan can be recognized as one of the most eloquent and world musicians today.

Described by the L.A. Times as “one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today”, Pierre’s name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented. He has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey. And yet, Bensusan is more than what any musician or music lover expects from a guitarist. He is a composer as well as a bilingual and a brave improvisational vocalist, melding whistles and resonant low notes with something like his own scat technique.

For more information about Pierre, check out his website at http://pierrebensusan.com.

May
21
Sun
Pierre Bensusan @ Tobias Music
May 21 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Pierre Bensusan @ Tobias Music | Downers Grove | Illinois | United States

French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan will perform at Tobias Music on  Sunday, May 21. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the show begins at 7:00.

If “World Music” is music that pays tribute to the spirit of a collection of human beings through distinct rhythms, traditional instruments and harmonic colors, French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan can be recognized as one of the most eloquent and world musicians today.

Described by the L.A. Times as “one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today”, Pierre’s name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented. He has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey. And yet, Bensusan is more than what any musician or music lover expects from a guitarist. He is a composer as well as a bilingual and a brave improvisational vocalist, melding whistles and resonant low notes with something like his own scat technique.

For more information about Pierre, check out his website at http://pierrebensusan.com.

Jun
28
Wed
Taylor Guitars Roadshow 2017 @ Tobias Music
Jun 28 @ 7:00 PM

Taylor Guitars Road Show 2017

Guitar talk and demos with Taylor factory staff from El Cajon, California.

  • Experience the new Academy Series & GS Mini Bass
  • Test-drive Taylor’s latest guitar models
  • Consult with Taylor’s experts to find the perfect guitar
  • Special Road Show pricing on Taylor models
  • Free TaylorWare gear and Anti-Rust Elixir Strings (while supplies last)

Tobias Music

Wednesday, June 28, 7 p.m.
5013 Fairview Ave, Downers Gove, IL 60515

Taylor Guitars Roadshow 2017

Sep
9
Sat
Catfish Keith @ Tobias Music
Sep 9 @ 8:00 PM
Catfish Keith Tobias Poster2017

Catfish Keith Tobias Poster2017