edition 2000

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Guitarist composer Tolo Marton was born in Treviso (Italy) in 1951. He became a musician in 1966. After a brief stint with the italian top selling band “Le Orme”, he started his own solo career in 1976.His music taste ranges from rock blues to classic rock, with an ear for melody and roots american music.
One of Tolo’s notable and distinctive playing characteristics is he really does not repeat himself, because his live performances are very different each time. Improvisation, unpredictable solos and set lists keep audience’s attention alive during the whole concert. He has played in Texas several times and had his overseas highlight when he won the Electric Guitar Festival, a worldwide competition wich was elded by the Jimi Hendrix Family in Seattle in 1998. He received the First Prize (senior category) from the hands of Al Hendrix himself: the price was an extremely rare prototype of the Woodstock tribute white Strat that Jimi played (handcrafted by the luthers of Fender Custom Shop). As for his main guitar influences, he quotes Rory Gallagher’s early style, Nils Lofgren, Jimi Hendrix and Cream.
Tolo has performed with Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Ian Paice.
He opened several times for B.B.King, Muddy Waters, Blues Brothers, Robben Ford..

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Best tuscany blues band at 2000 Musicastrada Festival.

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