Tony Furtado Trio
|Location||Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center, 20 Lakeview Drive Unit 107 (next to Carousel of Happiness), Nederland, Colorado
|About||Last winter, Tony Furtado charmed my living room audience with an all acoustic set with no amplification. Nederland is his 10th stop on this Colorado tour...we think he saved the best for last! He's coming out to help us raise money for Coal Creek Canyon flood relief.
Tony Furtado is an indie record label’s dream artist. He has lived primarily on the road for the last two decades. He is gregarious, engaging and entertaining, on and off stage. He’s been called a genius on banjo and slide guitar, and his own creative interpretation-hybrid of Americana and indie folk/rock is engaging and captivating. Furtado has often been compared to Ry Cooder and Paul Simon in his latest albums as he guides his attention to detail and proclivity for traditional music into the pop framework. Onstage, whether playing with a band or solo, he owns the room, mixing stories of his travels with musicianship that is off the charts
Tony Furtado grew up in Pleasanton, CA and took up the banjo at age 12. At age 19, he entered himself and WON his first of a pair of National Banjo Championships in Winfield, Kansas. Hailed as a banjo prodigy, he got his first record deal with Rounder Records in 1992. He went on to record 6 albums for the prestigious label, collaborating with the likes of Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Mike Marshall, Kelly Joe Phelps among others! In the late 90s, with the inclusion of slide guitar and songwriting to his arsenal, Furtado began fronting his own band and touring heavily throughout the U.S. This shift was inspired and influenced by the paths taken by musical heroes such as Ry Cooder, David Lindley, and Taj Mahal among others. He has gone on to record and produce albums for Dualtone, What Are Records, and Funzalo Records. And now, with his latest release, "Live at Mississippi Studios", he lets it all shine with his deftly talented band.
When: Sunday, 26 January 2014
Music starts at 7 PM
Where: Wild Bear Eco-Arts Lounge next to the Nederland Carousel of Happiness
Cost: Suggested minimum contribution $20/person advance, $25/person door, kids 12 & under FREE
Reservations - http://tinyurl.com/amhc14-tonyfurtado
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See Tony Furtado on video:
January 30 - Joe Crookston
February 9 - Tish Hinojosa
Halloween recording of Eliza Gilkyson & Nick Forster for Jamestown area Artists & Musicians (JAM) - http://tinyurl.com/pw95247
I am still working through my individual thank you notes but I want to say a quick thanks for the folks who have been sending me money to repair/replace my flood-damaged Bose sound system. I will be borrowing a system starting with the Joe Crookston Concert.
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