Live Music Fans,
Here’s another reminder of a great show tomorrow night. Tony has been playing the room every year for over a decade and he puts on a fantastic show. This is one to catch and enjoy. Take advantage of hearing some of the best pickers to ever grace our stage. Should be another great one. Come out and see!
And we continue to book some fantastic acts for your listening enjoyment.Mine, too. Check out the acts below
TUESDAY NIGHT – JANUARY 29TH – THE TONY FURTADO TRIO – 8:30PM – www.tonyfurtado.com
The Tony Furtado Trio – Featuring Eric Thorin on Bass and Carl Sorenson on Drums – www.tonyfurtado.com– National Champ Banjo and Slide Guitar Master, songwriter and soulful singer – For advance Seats Contact: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4049707
“Tony Furtado is a major musical force without a doubt. He has his black-belt in voice and bottleneck guitar and his banjo playing scares the crap out of me.”
– David Lindley, musical adventurer
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.”
A native of Pleasanton, California, who now makes his home in Portland, Oregon, Tony Furtado took up the banjo at age 12, inspired by the Beverly Hillbillies TV show and a sixth grade music report. He first attracted national attention in 1987, when he won the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship in Winfield, Kansas. Not long after that, Tony opted for the life of a full-time professional musician, joining Laurie Lewis & Grant Street. A second victory at Winfield, in 1991, bookended his years with Grant Street.
In 1990, Tony signed a recording deal with Rounder Records, one of the country’s preeminent independent record companies. Beginning with Swamped in 1990, he recorded six critically acclaimed albums for the label, collaborating with such master musicians as Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Stuart Duncan, Kelly Joe Phelps and Mike Marshall. During this period, Tony also performed and recorded with the band Sugarbeat and the Rounder Banjo Extravaganza with Tony Trischka and Tom Adams.
Beginning in the late 1990s—influenced by such musical heroes as 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 is a tireless road musician who performs in a dizzying variety of formats: solo, in a duo or trio or with his full five-person band. He especially values the opportunities he has had to tour with such legendary musicians as Gregg Allman and with such esteemed slide guitarists as David Lindley, Derek Trucks and Sonny Landreth.
Tony has performed throughout the world at top venues and appeared at such prestigious music festivals as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Jazz Aspen, Kerrville Folk Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Sisters Folk Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival and countless others. “I love playing live,” he says. “All my energy is focused on the love of playing music and rolling with the moment. It’s a give and take from the audience to the stage, and back. And the music that is created is something that otherwise might not occur without that flow.”
AND EVEN MORE UPCOMING SHOWS IN THE LITTLE OLD BYOB MUSIC ROOM
6 – Jeffrey Foucault – www.jeffreyfoucault.com
8 – Just Pulp with the Colorado College Bluegrass Ensemble
9 – George Kilby Band – www.georgekilbyjr.com
15 – The Stillhouse Junkies – www.stillhousejunkies.com
21 – The River Whyless – www.riverwhyless.com
22 – Open
23 – Guitar Workshop with the International Fingerstyle Champion in the shop- Christee Lenee
29 – Open
1 – The Universal Sigh – www.theuniversalsighmusic.com
2 – Heavy Diamond Ring with Pure Weed
4 – The Talbott Brothers – TBC – www.thetalbottbrothers.com
14 – The Moves Collective – TBC – www.movescollective.com
16 – Driftwood – www.driftwoodtheband.com
24 – John Gorka – www.johngorka.com
30 – Songwriters in the Round with Jackson Emmer and Friends
31 – Willy Porter – www.willyporter.com
7 – Front Country – www.frontcountrymusic.com
17 – Songs From the Road Band – TBC
16 – Pierre Bensusan – TBC – www.pierrebensusan.com
18 – Clyde and the Milltailers – TBC – www.clydeandthemilltailers.com
23 – Chain Station – www.chainstaionmusic.com
31 – Paper Moon Shiners – TBC – www.papermoonshiners.com
1 – The Woodpile – www.thewoodpilemusic.com
6 – The Fireside Collective – TBC – www.firesidecollective.com
9 – Second Sunday in Sopris Park – Free Summer of Music Series
12 – The Dead Horses – www.deadhorsesmusic.com TBC
12 – Ride the Rockies Celebration
16 – The Rainbow Girls – www.rainbowgirlsmusic.com
5 – 19th Annual Mt. Sopris Music Fest and First Friday Celebration
14 – Second Sunday in Sopris Park – Free Summer of Live Music Series
Well, there’s some very good reasons to leave your warm couch. Come out and enjoy the magical wonders of live music in a sweet, comfy historic space. And, with NO 2-drink minimums or big screens blaring. Hard to beat when you are in the mood for just good live music. That’s my theory and I’m sticking to it for another week. Hope to see you out proving my theory correct. Why not?
See you at the shows! Stay safe and warm.
Steve, Mary Margaret and Shannon