The Phantom Tollbooth

Music and more from a Christian perspective

Slow down, and have your change ready

Since 1996

Lyle Lovett Release Me album art. Lyle Lovett sings with a catch in his throat as though each song had sentimental value.

Mamma Roma as reviewed in Phantom TolboothAn ageing prostitute tries to make a better life for her son

cohn3 His songs are stories and they are unleashed emotion. Every element of composition, instrumentation, and delivery has a way of scooping you up and taking you somewhere … a place Cohn has been, a place he can bring you very near to if you're willing.

marccohnCohn's ongoing musical endeavors are a testament to the healing, liberating powers of music, and they are a gift to  those that take the time to listen closely.

 Matthew Perryman Jones 2018 tour posterWas the appearance well worth the wait? All I can say is yes, yes, yes.

monicaallisonThere are certain artists who are definitely worthy of a road trip, Monica Allison of one of them!!!

Neal Morse Live at The Cutting Room in NYC

I knew that it would be a special evening in when a small miracle happened on East 32nd street in the heart of New York City.

paul390It makes perfect sense for the force of nature known as MuteMath to upstage two natural disasters by showing up in New York and throwing a party.

Meany connects with an audience in a way that very few performers can, creating a bond that radiates from the front of the venue to the rear balcony.  A palpable expectation runs through the crowd waiting to erupt at the opening chords of each song...

DSC 7444 72 copyThe palpable energy and visceral gestalt of a MuteMath concert makes the experience an almost addictive pleasure, a cathartic musical therapy to - at least temporarily - break the spell of the typical.



A TITLEThey create not only music, but a shared experience that brings thousands of strangers together like people that have just shared a unique, defining moment.

MuteMath has come a long way since that Knitting Factory show. They’re sounding fresh, energetic, and their vital signs are good



neal90Cooking up a delicious repast for prog-hungry New Yorkers.

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