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Tony Furtado / Bio

I'm an Americana/Roots/folk musician based in Portland OR. Just released my 16th album! I play slide guitar (a la Ry Cooder/David Lindley), banjo (2-time natl champ), sing, & write songs. Ive collaborated and toured over the years w/ Alison Krauss, Greg Allman, Jim Lauderdale, Jules Shear, Derek Trucks, Jerry Douglas, Sonny Landreth, Buckethead, Billy Ray Cyrus etc...

Anyway, I started playing banjo when I was 12, I thought it was cool so I practiced a lot and got good. I won the national banjo contest a couple times, quit art school (Im also a sculptor), joined a touring folk band, got a solo record deal with Rounder Records and started recording my own albums. I recorded and toured with lots of bluegrass and folksy folks as a sideman then quit that. Then I started playing slide guitar and singing,writing, recording and touring my own songs backed by various world class rock/jazz/folk musicians. 16 albums later, Ive just released "Live at Mississippi Studios". Its a LIVE DVD and CD shot shot and recorded here in Portland OR.

General Info

Band Members
Tony Furtado-slide guitar, banjo, and vocals
Artist Name
Tony Furtado
Home Page
Americana / Folk / Singer/Songwriter

Contact Info

Portland, OR
Tony Furtado

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