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.
Tony dropped by the KVNF studios on the morning after his trio's recent show at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia. KVNF's Operations Manager (and Wednesday Morning Music Mix host) Jeff Reynolds filled in for usual host Ali Lightfoot.
Tony's latest release is 'The Bell,' available from YouSayFurtado Records.