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Radio Bristol Sessions with Tony Furtado
February 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us for Radio Bristol Sessions, a live radio interview and performance at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Everyone is invited to be part of the studio audience for free! You can also listen live by downloading the Radio Bristol mobile app or tune in locally in the Bristol area at WBCM Radio Bristol 100.1 FM.
Band: Tony Furtado
Genre: Americana, Bluegrass, Blues
Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef (he’s also an accomplished sculptor, but that’s another story). All of the music of America is in Tony’s music. Relix hit the nail on the head when writing of Tony: “True talent doesn’t need categories.”
Tony has recorded and produced almost a dozen CDs for various labels such as Dualtone, What Are Records and Funzalo Records. Tony enthusiastically describes his newest CD, The Bell, as “the most personal of my career.” To be released this summer on his own YousayFurtado Records, The Bell is an important release for several reasons: it represents a return to Tony’s banjo-playing roots, with the banjo and cello-banjo more prominent than in recent years; the original songs concern such weighty themes as the loss of his father, the birth of his son and his own creative rebirth with the move to a new record label and management team; his working band is featured; and, most important of all, this is the first album in a long time on which Tony had complete artistic control. It’s his music, done his way.
For more information visit, http://www.tonyfurtado.com/