The Podunk Throwbacks take you back to a time when honesty, raw emotion and free thought prevailed. Their songs capture the human condition in a down-to-earth, gritty and honest way, and don't just describe an emotion, but make you feel it - be it the soulful reflections of one's "deepest regrets," a country-style rally to farmers to "hold your ground," a jazz-inspired rock retort to one's "jealousy of hope," a traditional folk description of a humble "wrong side of life" or a lyrical declaration of a love's "single intentnion." The symbiotic relationship between the driving percussion of the guitar and the classical sophistication of the violin compliment these visions with a unique sound and no costumes, "gimmicks" or formulation. They have been performing only their original songs all over CT, MA, NY and RI since 2012, including the Goshen Stmapede (Goshen, CT), the Vintage Bazaar (Salisbury, MA), the National Arts Program (Capital College, Hartford, CT) and the Rhode Island Songwriters Association (Providence, RI).
Songwriter, guitarist and front-man, Todd Silton, a Berklee alumnus, was a memeber of the band, Shade, and has opened up for bands including, Til Tuesday, The Outlaws, The Fools, Robin Land and the Chartbusters and Extreme. His song, "Life Inside here," was the the #1 song on Boston's WAAF for 16 consecutive weeks. He is currently on the guitar faculty of The Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education, Torrington, CT.
Violinist, Amy Jones, is a graduate of the Hartt School of Music with a Bachelor's in Applied Viola and Music Theory, and a Master's in Music Theory. She is a regular member of the Eastern CT Symphony, Waterbury Symphony, New Britian Symphony and Wallingford Symphony, and freelances extensively throughout CT. She teaches privately at The Community Music School in Essex and The Warner Theatre in Torrington, as well as in her Unionville studio, and is the upper-strings assistant at the Waterbury Arts Magnet School and the upper strings teacher for BRAVO Waterbbury at the Brass City Charter School.