A Toby Show is a classic American theatre form. They traveled the country in the 19th & early 20th centuries performing vaudeville style shows with music, dance and variety acts in tents like the circus.
The central figure of the Toby Show was Toby, a redheaded rube who, with homespun humor and smarts, always got it over on the big city folks.
I chose this name for my blog because it sums what I intend to do here--I hope to be funny and entertaining but also to make you think. I'll share some music, books, websites, crafts, recipes, and a little bit of life. Just like any good traveling circus or vaudeville act.
It also sums up who I am--a performer, a redhead, and despite my best attempts to overcome my upbringing, something of a rube. I'm really just a carney with teeth.
Enjoy the show.