A PRODUCER BY NATURE
Before Alice in Chains’ Double Platinum EP Jar of Flies was released, it’s quite possible you may not have been familiar with the name Toby “Ted, Trevor, Tab, Taylor...” Wright, as [guitarist] Jerry Cantrell affectionately listed in the credits of the first EP ever to debut at No.1 on the US Billboard charts, selling close to over four million since. Nevertheless, his name has become synonymous with some of the most influential hard rock records that have ever coursed through your veins and staked a claim on your heart.
Always and forever a student in the “old school” mentality, Wright worked, and worked, and worked some more, but was never in any rush to make a name for himself. He simply did what he does best...listen and learn from his surroundings and has been soaking up his surroundings since day one. When your Father runs the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in NYC, you can bet your interest, development and love of music will take the fast road to some sort of music career. It was just a matter of directing that love and appreciation into a more personal expression of his individual passions and Wright had many.