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Tokyo Rosenthal’s “Who Was That Man?” was released May 1st through Rock n Sock Records. Here are what the critics are saying:

“Great CD Toke! Once again you have outdone yourself.” – Simon Barrett USA Today/BNN

“It would be a mistake and a shame to saddle Tokyo “Toke” Rosenthal with the label ‘singer/songwriter.’ Better to call him one of the most entertaining story tellers working today.” – No Depression

Pic by Vikas Nambiar at the Evening Muse

“‘These are the gritty points of life that make a song interesting and visceral. Listening to this album was like looking into the soul of the artist.” – MUZIK Reviews

“Thus I conclude that Tokyo Rosenthal is not an ordinary singer-songwriter and ‘Who Was That Man?’ is not an ordinary album. Terrific from start to finish.” – Bluesbunny Music

“Tokyo ’ s new tunes will grab Americana fans all over the World.” – Keys and Chords

“‘Who Was That Man?’ Is an addictive nice disc from an exceptionally gifted songsmith from North Carolina.” Alt Country

“Storytelling style remains strong on singer-songwriter’s latest Americana album.” – Creative Loafing Charlotte


See Toke In Charlotte This Thursday:
Tokyo Rosenthal
The Evening Muse
Thursday, May 19, 2011

7pm door, set at 8pm, $10
704.376.3737
3227 N. Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28205
www.theeveningmuse.com

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Tokyo Name and Photo Rock and Sock Records announced today that their recording artist, Tokyo Rosenthal, will begin his Fall Tour on September 24th. 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 most successful release to date, “Ghosts”, reached #5 on the Euro Americana Chart and the critical acclaim and US airplay has been overwhelming.  This will be Rosenthal’s first extended tour since his April and May UK tour. The tour will begin in ”Toke’s” backyard of ”The Triangle” in North Carolina and extend South before heading up to the Northeast in November. Tokyo will be joined on the tour at various times by Charlie Chamberlain(mandolin/lead guitar), Bobby Britt(fiddle) and Warren Sharp(lead guitar). In addition to live venue performances Toke will also be making radio and TV appearances.

Included among the dates announced so far will be Tokyo’s second appearance at The Bitter End in New York City this year. Toke will also be performing in Newport, Rhode Island for the first time in over 20 years, an area where he did a lot of his early performing. ”I’m looking forward to playing new venues in markets where “Ghosts“ got extensive airplay and returning to venues to play again for old friends and fans”, said Rosenthal. “It’s also a privilege to make music with Charlie, Bobby, and Warren.”
Press quotes:
“There is no perfect love but there is damn near perfect old time Americana swing here, the affectionate dance prevails, giddy yet tender it heals… These are songs that seem to talk to each different one of us they are immediate in their connection yet their caress abides long after the player has stopped spinning.”  – THE NEXT BIG THING“Be it ballads or rather rocking titles such as Inside Your Skull, this musician masters all facettes.” –Bruno Michel – CMJ

“I have a soft spot for Toke (pet name for those in the in crowd), he is one of those great musicians thats just keeps coming up with great music.” Simon Barrett – USA TODAY/BNN

“ ‘Did we really start that war… did they really lie about what for?’, Tokyo asks over a dramatic fusion of swirling fiddle and bombastic drums.” – COUNTRY MUSIC PEOPLE MAGAZINE

TOKYO HAPPENINGS:
* Toke will be touring the West Coast beginning in January 2011 and playing LA for the first time since 1993.
* Tokyo has begun work on a new album that is scheduled to be released in the late spring of 2011.
* Toke’s last CD, “Ghosts”, is being considered for a Grammy nomination in the Contemporary Folk Album category!

Below are the confirmed dates as of 9/12/10. For more updated information as dates are added log on to www.tokyorosenthal.com or www.myspace.com/tokyorosenthal.

* Tour Dates*
Sept.24- Java Divine – Holly Springs, NC
Sept.25- Bean and Barrel – Chapel Hill, NC
Sept.26- Carrboro Music Festival – Carrboro, NC
Oct.6 – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC
Oct.7- Smiley’s – Greenville, SC
Oct. 13 –  12th and Porter – Nashville
Nov.6- The Niche – Holly Springs, NC
Nov. 12 – 157 EAST- Chapel Hill, NC
Nov.13- UCLA CC – Graham, NC
Nov.16 -The Bitter End – NYC, NY
Nov.17- The Acoustic Cafe – Bridgeport, CT
Nov.18- Billy Goodes – Newport, RI
Nov.19- Bull Run – Shirley, MA
Nov.20-Mocha Maya’s – Shelburne Falls, MA
Nov. 21- Penuche’s – Concord, NH
Nov.22-  The Alternate Root TV Show

All dates subject to change.

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