Through Toledo

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Through Toledo
Studio album by Greg Laswell
Released July 11, 2006
Genre Singer-songwriter
Label Vanguard
Producer Greg Laswell
Greg Laswell chronology
Good Movie
Through Toledo
Three Flights from Alto Nido
Professional ratings
Review scores
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NPR's Day to Day (positive) [2]

Through Toledo is the second studio release by San Diego, California-based singer-songwriter Greg Laswell. It was released through Vanguard Records on July 11, 2006. It is generally in the singer-songwriter style, with Laswell writing, producing, mixing, playing all the instruments, and even providing the illustrations for the liner art. [3] The music's generally wistful and melancholy feel comes from his experiences with the breakup of his marriage. [4]

Singer-songwriter musician who writes, composes and sings

Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose, and perform their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies.

Greg Laswell American musician

Greg Laswell is an American musician, recording engineer, and producer from San Diego, California. He attended high school at Valley Christian High School in Cerritos, California. He has released seven studio albums: Good Movie in 2003, Through Toledo in 2006, Three Flights from Alto Nido in 2008, Take a Bow in 2010, Landline in 2012, I Was Going to be an Astronaut in 2014, and Everyone Thinks I Dodged A Bullet in 2016, as well as several EPs and special singles. Many of his songs have been featured in films and television shows.

Vanguard Records Record label

Vanguard Records is an American record label set up in 1950 by brothers Maynard and Seymour Solomon in New York City. It was a primarily classical label throughout its heyday in the 50s and 60s, but is perhaps best known for its catalogue of recordings by a number of pivotal jazz, folk, and blues musicians. The Bach Guild was a subsidiary label.


Opening track "Sing, Theresa Says" won a San Diego Music Award for Song of the Year in 2007. The song "High and Low" was featured in a 2007 episode of Smallville , and "Come Undone" was featured in the promotional trailer for the 2009 film adaptation of Veronika Decides to Die .

Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The series, initially broadcast by The WB, premiered on October 16, 2001. After Smallville's fifth season, The WB and UPN merged to form The CW, the series' later United States broadcaster. Smallville, which ended its tenth and final season on May 13, 2011, follows Clark Kent in the fictional town of Smallville, Kansas, before he becomes known as Superman. The first four seasons focus on Clark and his friends in high school. After season five Smallville ventures into adult settings, eventually focusing on his career at the Daily Planet and introducing other DC comic-book superheroes and villains.

<i>Veronika Decides to Die</i> (film) 2009 film by Emily Young

Veronika Decides to Die is a 2009 psychological drama film directed by Emily Young and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jonathan Tucker, Melissa Leo, David Thewlis, and Erika Christensen. The film is written by Larry Gross and Roberta Hanley and is adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by Paulo Coelho.

Track listing

All songs written by Greg Laswell.

  1. "Sing, Theresa Says" – 3:59
  2. "Amazed" – 4:13
  3. "Worthwhile" – 4:48
  4. "Do What I Can" – 3:41
  5. "High and Low" – 3:58
  6. "Same As You" – 4:20
  7. "Through Toledo" – 3:53
  8. "I'm Hit" – 4:15
  9. "Long Way Around" – 3:45
  10. "Come Undone" – 5:37
  11. "Your Melody" – 2:57
Bonus track (US iTunes)
  1. "December" - 3:44


Banjo musical instrument

The banjo is a four-, five-, or six-stringed instrument with a thin membrane stretched over a frame or cavity as a resonator, called the head, which is typically circular. The membrane is typically made of plastic, although animal skin is still occasionally used. Early forms of the instrument were fashioned by Africans in the United States, adapted from African instruments of similar design. The banjo is frequently associated with folk, Irish traditional, and country music. Banjo can also be used in some Rock Songs. Some Rock bands such as The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, and The Allman Brothers have the 5 string banjo in some of their songs. Historically, the banjo occupied a central place in African-American traditional music and the folk culture of rural whites before entering the mainstream via the minstrel shows of the 19th century. The banjo, along with the fiddle, is a mainstay of American old-time music. It is also very frequently used in traditional ("trad") jazz.

Bass guitar Electric bass instrument

The bass guitar is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.

Acoustic guitar type of guitar

An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air—as opposed to relying on electronic amplification (see electric guitar). The sound waves from the strings of an acoustic guitar resonate through the guitar's body, creating sound. This typically involves the use of a sound board and a sound box to strengthen the vibrations of the strings. In standard tuning the guitar's six strings are tuned (low to high) E2 A2 D3 G3 B3 E4.

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