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Our Story:

Tobias the Owl is an award-winning musical collective based in the Pacific Northwest. Voted "Best Songwriting" in the Seattle Sound Music Awards and "Best Singer-Songwriter" in the Toronto Independent Music Awards, the music of TTO has resonated with an international audience, with song contributions to television programs and feature films. The songs of Tobias the Owl have also been featured in Starbucks stores around the world.


The new album, "A Safe Harbor for Wayward Echoes" is being released on Megaforce Records, and features artists like Ben Harper who called the album "as much beauty as can be fit in the human sonic experience". Grammy winning musician and producer Sheldon Gomberg helped to artfully compile the songs into one of the best works of Tobias the Owl to date. Other featured artists on the new #owlbum include Jonah Tolchin, Laura Veirs, Inara George, and Andrew Joslyn.

  • Northwest Music Scene: "Tender... genuine... reflective... engulfing..."

  • Kim Ruehl of Folk Alley: "Stirring... emotionally provocative and lush..."

  • Seattle Wave Radio: "Each song is a prescription for a troubled soul. Smooth and healing... Truly beautiful..."

  • Eclectic Arts Magazine: "5 stars!... A rare gem..."

  • Making A Scene: "Triumphant... engaging and riveting... majestic... arresting."

  • Paradigms Podcast - "Wonderful! A very personal and intimate journey."

  • Seattle Music News: "One of the strongest folk voices in the region..."

  • Check out Elijah Dhavvan of TTO in the movie, Steam Engines of Oz, alongside William Shatner and Ron Perlman.

  • 3 of our songs are featured on the official music playlist for Starbucks Stores around the world!

  • "Best Songwriter" - Seattle Sound Music Awards.

  • "Best Singer-Songwriter" - Toronto Independent Music Awards

  • "Best Folk Song" -

Live show reviews: 


  • "Thoughtful... Reflective... Superb!" - Eclectic Arts WA

  • "Rich, tender... Deeply resonating... Surprisingly big... Warmly melancholic" - Seattle Music News

  • "Intense but graceful... Beautifully balanced." - SBHopper

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