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"Heartfelt delivery with fiery fun" - Wilmington Star News

Bryan Toney takes folk rock to the edge as a North Carolina alternative folk/rock/country singer songwriter whose voice echoes soft and sweet with strong, hard-driving guitar toe-tapping riffs and intensely personal and sometimes whimsical original lyrics, loaded with vibrant imagery. His music has been compared to Nick Lowe, the Mountain Goats and R.E.M. among many others and resonates with everyone from millennials to baby boomers. He plays often with Bryan Toney Overdrive with Tim Fogarty and with a full band, Me Against Me.


Growing up in North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee, Bryan began writing songs as a teenager. He played guitar and keyboards in his first band while attending high school in Nashville. While later pursuing careers as a technology entrepreneur and university educator, he continued writing original material and played guitar, bass and keys in a number of mostly garage bands, first in Atlanta then in Boone, NC. He later collaborated as Otis Peach with high school band mates, Lewis Lowrey and former Lambchop drummer Allen Lowrey on the album, Ladybug Breath.  After an unplanned and extended musical hiatus, Bryan started cranking out dozens of new original tunes and began performing as a solo artist in 2015. 

Since the release of his debut solo album With a Y  in 2017, he has performed in more than 60 cities all across the country from Nashville and New Orleans to Austin and Salt Lake City. His sophomore album Cone of Uncertainty produced by Tom Troyer (Farewell Friend) at Black Rabbit Audio was released in 2019.

Guitar songs, piano songs, fast songs, slow songs, happy songs, sad songs...

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