Toby Lee Marshall
Toby Lee Marshall is a Minneapolis/St. Paul based organist. For the past 20+ years, Toby has been an in-demand Hammond player. At the age of 19, Toby was touring with Chicago Bluesman, Lonnie Brooks and his son Ronnie Baker Brooks. After returning to the Twin Cities, Toby continued to play and record with many local Twin Cities artists, including Joe Juliano, Mary Cutrufello, Big John Dickerson & Blue Chamber, and Paul Mayasich & The Benderheads to name a few.
In 2010, Toby teamed up with Bernard Allison – son of legendary Blues guitarist, Luther Allison. As part of Allison’s dynamic rhythm section, Toby toured Europe extensively and was featured on Allison’s 2010 release, “Live at the Jazzhaus”. Toby took a hiatus from music in 2012 to refocus his energy on his growing, young family.
In 2017, Toby Lee Marshall made his return to music – joining forces with famed guitarist, Greg Koch and his son, Dylan Koch to form the Koch Marshall Trio. The Trio’s first album release, “Toby Arrives,” was released in September of 2017. In addition to the new trio, Toby was invited to become an official Hammond artist. He was the first person to play a Hammond SKX on stage, about an hour after it was unveiled by Hammond-Suzuki at the 2018 NAMM Show. He is featured in numerous videos, demonstrating the SKX, and Hammond XK-5.