Toni Lynn Washington is our newest artist! Toni has just received her 5th W.C. Handy
Award nomination for Soul/Blues Female Artist of the Year, and we are super excited about her new CD, Been So Long.
Produced by Duke Robillard, Been So Long is Toni's bluesiest album to date, and features a ton of superb old material
from the likes of Bessie Smith. Of course, Toni's band is just superb - and Duke also chimes in with some nifty
Here's what Duke had to say about working with Toni:
"Working with Tony Lynn Washington on her latest CD "Been So Long"
has been pure pleasure! Armed with great material and a studio full of expressive musicians, Toni wailed her way
through rocking Blues, Soul and Jazz in a way no newcomer to the scene could even think about doing! She proves
here that her presence is powerful - and lasting - as she squeezes every ounce of emotion out of each lyric with
confidence and grace. Toni Lynn is simply the embodiment of all that is great about Blues, Soul and Jazz vocalizing!!!"
"Been So Long" will be in stores
on June 17th.
Great Blues, Soul and Jazz vocalizing by 5
time nominee for W.C. Handy Award - Soul/Blues Female Artist of the Year