This week has me reminiscing about the 2nd annual TAC Jamboree, the people that were there, the magic that happened, and the very special performance and class that was held.
A multi-instrumentalist that melts face on whatever instrument he holds. He can start fires with the banjo, create magic with the guitar, and cause tears with the slide.
I am listening to none other than Tony Furtado. I happen to be listening to his two albums: The Cider House Sessions, and The Bell. These albums are a great glimpse into the virtuosity that is Tony Furtado.
Tony holds in high regard the melody of the song, but when it comes time to improvise he uses the melody only as a loose guide as he takes you on a roller coaster ride of slides, forward rolls, and overall guitar pyrotechnics.
Tony was kind enough to join us for the 2nd annual TAC Jamboree, as well as sit down for an outstanding interview. Make sure to check that out as well as all of the albums that he has available.
Tony Furtado Links
- Tony Furtado Site
- Tony Furtado Merchandise
- Cider House Sessions Album
- The Bell (Album)
- Roll My Blues Away (Album)
- Deep Water (Album)