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April 2020

Artie Tobia

Kevin McIntyre

Local Musicians Perform a Roots America Concert in Mamaroneck

Staff Report


Though we are in uncertain times, local performer Artie Tobia was planning to showcase his musical  talents at The Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck on April 30. He would have been joined by Kevin McIntyre of Larchmont,  for a Roots America concert. But, the COVID 19  virus got in the way. The Emelin has postponed all shows for a while. Tobia is hoping his performance will be re-scheduled for June.


Tobia of New Rochelle, has been performing as a regional musician in the Tri-State area for 20 years. He has played to audiences country-wide,  as well as locally, at such venues as the Town Crier in Beacon, Mohegan Sun, Daryl’s House Club in Pawling, The Tarrytown Music Hall, The Paramount Theater in Peekskill, and The Ridgewood Playhouse. In NYC, he has performed at The Bitter End  and Hill County BBQ, where he had a 15 year weekly residency. Most recently, he has supported Poco at The Emelin Theatre.


“My sound has been influenced by Southern soulful rock bands,” Tobia mentions. “My roots are in Rock Americana which draws from folk rock and country. It allows me versatility. I get lumped in with the likes of  Bruce Springstein and  Tom Petty. I am a big Allman Brothers Band fan, too.”


Known as a Blue Jeans Rock artist, Tobia will be showcasing his new CD at the Mamaroneck Theatre, his fifth album called Driven,  that is currently charting at #2 on the APD/AMA album charts.


“The Emelin is a great space and I’m hoping the local community will come out and support Kevin McIntyre and his band, The Lawn Wranglers and me and my band,” he says. “We have a nice mix between us.”


Currently, Tobia has many different careers. His day job as a crisis manager in the Bronx Public Schools keeps him very busy. He is also  the Coach of  Iona Preparatory School’s award winning indoor and outdoor track and field teams. He is an alumni of Iona Prep and New Rochelle High School.


“I have maintained two careers for a long time,” Tobia proudly comments. “You have to be believable in your role. I do  lot of storytelling in my songs, using my life experiences.”


Artie Tobia and his band, with Kevin McIntyre and The Lawn Wranglers, will be performing at The Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck,  later this year. For tickets visit emelin.org