TOiVO is a band from Trumansburg, N.Y. playing Finnish, Tex-Mex, and original music suited to the traditional social dances of the Finger Lakes Region - waltzes, schottisches, polkas, mazurkas, two-steps, hambos and reels. Also, you may hear the occasional tango, huapango, two-step, bourree or polonaise - from Argentina, Venezuala, Louisiana, France, Poland or Russia.
The band consists of Richard Koski, diatonic button accordion; Jason Koski, mandolin; Stefan Senders, banjo; Jim Reidy & Paul Martin, guitar; Harley Campbell, upright bass; and Annie Campbell, snare drum.
TOiVO=HOPE Toivo (pronounced toy-vo) is the Finnish word for ‘hope’. It is also a very common male Finnish first name. There are ‘Toivo & Eino (pronounced ay-no)’ jokes about Finns, just like there are 'Pat & Mike' jokes about the Irish. The band is very happy that Rich didn’t choose to call it ‘Eino’.
For information and bookings you can write to Richard Koski at 6075 Brook Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886, or you can use the handy contact form.