Todd and the Toots is a Seattle based acoustic reggae and soul group. Our music is played on acoustic instruments; Guitar, mandolin, upright bass, percussion and drums with rich vocal harmonies. All members of the band play in local bluegrass groups, and while this may influences our sound in some small way, there is nothing about the music that you would call bluegrass. As our mandolinist, Brogan, likes to say... "It's baby making music"
- The group formed in 2016 at the annual Gray family summer party we call Toddgrass. Brogan arrived wearing a Toots and the Maytals t-shirt and Todd exclaimed "I love Toots and the Maytals!". A few hours later the group was on stage, performing a handful of Toots songs they had worked up, and from that day forward we've been playing reggae together with big smiles on our faces. Todd likes to refer to Toots Hibbert as the "James Brown" of Jamaica so the band invited Rob Jones to bring his soul singing into the mix and really give it that "Toots" feel.
We pride ourselves in putting the fun into our shows with great music and great danceable acoustic reggae. Join our mailing list to find out where we'll be playing next!
Rob Jones - the Dr. of Soul