Toby Goodshank in 2002
|Associated acts||Moldy Peaches, Double Deuce, Tri-Lambs|
Toby Goodshank is a musician and visual artist based out of New York City. In addition to his solo work, he performs regularly with New York City-based bands Double Deuce, the Tri-Lambs, and the Christian Pirate Puppets.
A musician is a person who plays a musical instrument or is musically talented. Anyone who composes, conducts, or performs music is referred to as a musician. A musician who plays a musical instrument is also known as an instrumentalist.
Toby Goodshank is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Toby Goodshank made his high-profile musical debut playing acoustic guitar in The Moldy Peaches. He has a prolific solo career, recording 14 albums in a five-year spanand touring Europe with artists including Jeffrey Lewis and Kimya Dawson. He has since become a prominent voice in the underground NYC music scene.
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Many of Goodshank's records have been self-produced and distributed on home-pressed CD-Rs. In 2003, he founded a small record label called Unicornsounds.Cover and liner art is usually his own.
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