HTMA is pleased to present the Tosha Hill Band for the November 26 Burritt Museum coffeehouse. The Tosha Hill Band features Florence Alabama native, Tosha Hill, and her brothers Josh and Caleb. Tosha is a young and rising singer/songwriter who has regularly appeared at the Bluebird Café, regional music festivals and songwriting competitions. Below, I’ve summarized some of the glowing reviews for Tosha and the well-known artists that she has been collaborating with. To see more information about Tosh Hill and some well-produced videos, see www.toshahill.com/home and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYrNH0W59Do to hear “Walking on the Moon with You” written by Tosha and Josh and performed by the Tosha Hill Band.
Tosha Hill, one of the most promising new artists from the Muscle Shoals area, is unquestionably one of the more unique and untouched original talents. The authenticity in her songwriting stands out from most, as her lyrics deeply come from the heart and consistently resonate with her audience. She shares her stories that reflect and conjure powerful images with a sense of timelessness. Tosha exhibits an exceptional folk presence onstage that leaves audiences wanting more.
Tosha has since become an out-of-town frequenter of the Bluebird Café and has since played with John Oates of Hall and Oates, with whom she now calls a good friend. Together they wrote a Philly-ballad entitled “You Let Me Get Away”. A week after, the two performed the song at The Bluebird Café in a round with Sam Bush and hit writer Jeff Black. Oates and Tosha recorded the song in Nashville and later performed the song in the world’s largest songwriter’s festival, Tin Pan South and also at SXSW in Austin.
Other performances and collaborations include: Lenny LeBlanc, John Paul White, Lonestar, Even Stevens, Randy Owen (Alabama), Brenda Lee, Lynn Langham, Donnie Fritts and The Decoys, Travis Wammack, Spooner Oldham, Christine Olhman (SNL), Donna Jean Godeaux (Grateful Dead), Hannah Aldridge, Mark Narmore, Doug Gill, Byron Hill, John Ford-Coley, Jim Seales (Shenandoah), Cindy Richardson-Walker, and Bob Reagan.
Karen Newsum, our outgoing HTMA Performance Chair, will open our coffeehouse at 7pm. Karen has been writing songs and singing them in front of audiences since she was a teenager. She has written and sung songs that have brought a chuckle or a tear, stirring the hearts of those listening. Her songs could be considered Americana, ranging from folk style to country, gospel, bluegrass, soft rock or blues. She has recorded 4 albums in the last 14 years, sung on live radio and had songs played around the world on various stations and shows. She has a beautiful singing voice and enjoys connecting with her audience. Be sure to be on hand to personally thank Karen for arranging and introducing us to so many outstanding coffeehouse artists and bands. Doors to the old country church open at 6:30. Tickets are $5 with children 12 and under admitted free.