Toney Wright







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music to me is essential. What does it give me? It gives me reason. It gives me refuge., an escape. It gives me a release. You can make it shake its fist and scream or you can make it tip its hat and smile.

What is your music dream?

When I was younger my dream was to get a recording contract either with the band I was in or solo. But, life got in the way. Now that I'm getting on in years, my goal is to get my songs heard and maybe being recorded by someone better than me.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would start with ending hunger, It's sad how much food is wasted in wealthy nations while people in other places are starving.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

That would be the first song I learned on the guitar. "Games People Play" by Joe South. !969

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Bob Dylan, John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, The Band, The Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, CCR, Bonnie Raitt, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Jackson Browne,.......

What inspires you to make music?

Everyday life of common people. Events, past and current.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Good question, Whether I write a love song or a blues song, the message is the same. This is real life.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I'm comfortable with it. If I make a mistake or two I don't let it bother me.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

The reality is if you/re in for the money good luck.

What do you think of Drooble?

I think it's cool. Better than some other sites I've seen.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

as a writer unfinished songs. As a musician, it's finding other like-minded musicians.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I go see a few sometimes but, not as much as I used to. I follow some on social media and promote some also. I really have an appreciation for street musicians.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

talent is the main thing. Originality and style are important. Nowadays being a self-promoter and producer is helpful.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Billy Joe Shaver, Townes Van Zandt, Kevin Welch