Oral History Information
Job TitleMusician, Guitarist
Tosin Abasi is the founder and lead guitarist of the group Animals as Leaders and has a style of playing that is often unmatched. Tosin grew up in Washington, D.C and has memories of trying guitars out at Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center. He took the leap to create music professionally and joined the group Reflux, and had good success touring nationally. After studying music at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, Tosin created his “solo” project, Animals as Leaders. In 2017, Tosin started Abasi Concepts – his own guitar company that takes a focus on guitars with a unique, ergonomic design.