Toby’s House is made up of Mike Zikovich and GRAMMY winner Jeff Taylor, two very good friends who have a great love for the accordion, across many musical styles and geographical borders. They recently lost founding member and friend Jeff Lisenby, but the group continues because they know that Jeff would want the music to play on! And now, with the addition of Accordion player and Keyboardist Joey Schmidt, the group continues to entertain like never before. Joey cut his accordion chops’ as a regular on the Lawrence Welk show and currently can be found playing locally with The Music City Playboys or on tour with country music star Alan Jackson.
They have all been bandleaders from Broadway in NYC to the Ryman in Nashville. Their live and recording credits run an amazing musical gamut; Kenny Rogers, Pavarotti, Dolly Parton, Amy Grant, The Chieftains, Elvis Costello, Charlie McCoy, Waylon Jennings, Frank Yankovic, Mel Tormé, Blake Shelton, Ricky Skaggs, David Phelps, Alison Krauss, Paul Simon, Harry Connick Jr., Kenny Chesney, Steven Tyler, Keb Mo, Miranda Lambert, Cyndi Lauper, The Time Jumpers and The Riders in The Sky.