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“Ironically, Mississippi Studios is in Oregon, but then again, Tony Furtado has always been partial to the ironic. After winning several National Bluegrass Banjo Championships, Furtado decided that he wanted to master slide guitar instead. And after critics started referring to him as a roots music prodigy, he decided it was time to explore blues and pop. His recent DVD/CD, Live at Mississippi Studios, chronicles a night of diverse originals by this ever-evolving musician. And whether the gossamer folk of “Golden,” newgrass energies of “Portlandia” or aggressive rock of “Toe The Line,” Furtado’s virtuosic playing spans all forms of instruments and genres throughout the evening. His honeyed croon and poetic lyricism prove to be the performance’s greatest through-line, wholly convincing onlookers that true talent doesn’t need categories. Fady Khalil”

““Golden, Tony Furtado's new 15th CD, is one of the best in the career of this bluegrass banjo prodigy turned bluesy slide guitarist turned singer-songwriter. This CD best integrates the three facets of his style. It's the most consistent set of original songs Furtado had created for an album, the playing by Furtado and his guests is inventive and tasteful, and it features some of his best vocals. It's also pleasingly eclectic, with folk, blues, rock, and bluegrass influences mingling easily.” - George Graham, reviewer, DJ WVIA. ”

““…one of his most accessible and engaging records yet….An essential collection, Golden is every bit as radiant as its title implies.” ”

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