The Podunk Throwbacks are a “throwback” to a time when songwriters did not “lure” listeners with familiar covers and slip their own works in between, but believed in their songs enough to allow them to stand on their own….& that’s exactly what they do. Their music combines lyrics of life experience with a diverse & energetic sampling of different musical styles, providing a little something for everyone to relate to. Together, the Podunk Throwbacks take front-man & songwriter, Todd Skilton’s musical perceptions of life and “throw them back” with a unique sound, no “gimmicks” or formulation & an energy that keeps the audience engaged.
The Podunk Throwbacks started as a duo in 2012, and have evolved into a 5-piece band over the years. They have taken their 3 hours of originals from coffeeshops and hardware stores to the Goshen Stampede, the Elm City Folk Festival &most recently, the Podunk Bluegrass Festival Acoustic stage. They have performed in venues all over CT, MA, NY & RI, & are currently working on their first cd.
What some folks are saying:
“The Podunk Throwbacks are an artistic force to reckoned with. Heartfelt • savvy • so artistic ; their music is perfect for any event. Their somber yet energetic sounds floated up MainStreet, Water St., Franklin Street and around the corner to E. Main Catch them at O’Connors and all points beyond. If they’re not overbooked by August, they’ll be back for arts walk again! We would be soooo lucky to welcome them back”
— Torrington ARTSWALK, Torrington Artswalk Facebook page
“MCC on Main: Urban StoryTellers Review No artistic event would be complete, however, without a bit of music, and the Podunk Throwbacks were happy to oblige. A lively acoustic trio, the Podunk Throwbacks consist of Todd Skilton on guitar and vocals, Amy Jones on violin, and Chris Morales on various hand percussion instruments. They brought the evening together perfectly with an upbeat set of original songs, all composed by Skilton, and all with a fresh sound not often heard in the mass-produced, pre-packaged, over-electronic cookie cutter music spewed out by the modern music industry. Though they are, at times, reminiscent of many acoustic rock groups through the ages, the honesty and rarity of their sound made for a nice breath of fresh air and fit in flawlessly with the creativity and flow of the other performers of the evening.”
— Max Anaximenes, MCC LiveWire