Toby Lightman: acoustic guitar, vocals
Josh Dodes: keyboards, backing vocals
Kenny Harris: bass
Court Clement: electric guitar, backing vocals
Paul Stivitts: drums, backing vocals
"Don't Wake Me"
"Round and Round"
"My Sweet Song"
"Don't Let Go"
"Holding Me Down"
Toby Lightman's debut album, Little Things, brought the singer-songwriter widespread radio airplay and an impressive array of press raves, and did a nice job of highlighting her honest lyrics and soulful rock style. Taking inspiration from rock and R&B, as well as jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, she's created a unique style that generates comparisons to everyone from Sheryl Crow to Alicia Keys. Lightman performed live from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on Aug. 25.
After touring for a year and a half, Lightman opted for a more organic and less computer-generated sound for her second album, Bird on a Wire. The disc nicely captures her ability to seamlessly mix R&B with rock, and demonstrates how much she's matured and gained confidence since her debut.