Tony Furtado will be joined by Benji Kirkpatrick. Benji, known for his work with “bloke folk” trio Faustus and with the group Bellowhead is a multi-instrumentalist associated most often with the bouzouki. However, what he brings through his diverse discography and variety of collaborations through his career is what will make this special duo paring something to see.
“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
Tony Furtado, the renowned slide-guitarist, award-winning banjo player and singer/songwriter, is embarking on a nine date tour throughout the UK featuring his recently released CD, Cider House Sessions - Live at Reverend Nat's.
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.”