Tony Furtado

  • Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

    new album pre-release for banjo master

    Tony Furtado

    1808 Second St., Santa Fe, NM
    GiG Performance Space
    7:00 doors, 7:30 show

We are jazzed that Tony Furtado will have advance copies of his yet-to-be-released Cider House Sessions at the Santa Fe gig! Each year, this wide-ranging songwriter and virtuoso multi-instrumentalist visits GiG Performance Space, one of the warmest listening rooms in the Southwest and a Furtado favorite. Equally adept on banjo, acoustic and slide guitar, and ukulele, Furtado’s virtuosic take on Americana has resulted from decades of immersing himself in the American song book, emerging with a singular mix of original and traditional.

A native of California who now makes his home in Portland, Oregon, Furtado took up the banjo at age 12, inspired by the Beverly Hillbillies. He won the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship twice, earned his chops with Laurie Lewis & Grant Street, and signed a solo deal in 1990 with Rounder Records, resulting in six critically acclaimed albums for the label, collaborating with such master musicians as Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Kelly Joe Phelps, and Tony Trischka. Beginning in the late 1990s—influenced by musical heroes Ry Cooder, David Lindley and Taj Mahal—Tony added slide guitar, singing, and songwriting to his musical toolbox and began leading his own band. He especially values the opportunities he has had to tour with A-list artists Gregg Allman, David Lindley, Derek Trucks, Sonny Landreth, and the like. He has performed at such prestigious music festivals as Telluride Bluegrass, Thirsty Ear, High Sierra, Jazz Aspen, Kerrville, Strawberry, Winnipeg, Sisters and many  others.

GIG PERFORMANCE SPACE, 1808 Second St., Santa Fe, NM 87505
$29 advance, $32 door. General Admission. 7:00 Doors, 7:30 performance.
800-838-3006 or GET TICKETS ONLINE