The Toids take an almost punk approach to Balkan traditions. What the Toids have done so naturally (in concert and on their debut CD) is apply generations-old music to their own lives in the new millennium, without losing or disrespecting their elders. The Toids are Ryan Francesconi (tambura, bouzouki), Dan Cantrell (accordion, vocals), Lila Sklar (violin), Lily Storm (vocals), Bill Lanphier (bass), Tobias Roberson (drums).
A CD combining the sound of traditional Bulgarian, Romanian, Albanian, and Greek folk music with a compositional sensibility and modern energy. The Toids are well known for expanding traditions while maintaining a deep understanding of them.