Returning for his 2nd BAG appearance,Tokyo Rosenthal plays Mick Murphy's, Ballymore Eustace, on Monday, October 5th. Doors 8:30pm; Gig 9pm sharp. Admission: €12
"Rosenthal can draw you into his lyrics much the same way that James Taylor and Don Henley can".
"Take Jackson Browne’s personal confessions and wrap them in Kris Kristofferson’s world weary tales of broken relationships and you have an idea of what to expect from Tokyo Rosenthal."
"This is Americana with real teeth in the lyrics"
This and more is what the critics are saying about Tokyo Rosenthal. But it wasn’t an overnight trip. Hardly, as "Toke" has spanned the music scene for three decades. But it was in 2007 when recognition finally reached him through the recording of his CD, "One Score And Ten".
In a career that started with the country rock boom, Rosenthal has honed his craft and "Rootsy/ Americana with a little blues thrown in" sound to perfection. His move to Chapel Hill, North Carolina allowed him to team up with the famed producer and recording star Chris Stamey in the studio. But prior to that Rosenthal made his reputation while living in Rhode Island, New York, and Los Angeles.
In 2014 Toke began hosting his own weekly syndicated radio show, "The Tokyo Rosenthal Program, as a prelude to the newly released, "Afterlife", Toke's 6th studio album.
Always writing and always gigging, his musical journey continues.