Live at Boulevard Music Tony Furtado featuring John Reischman & Luke Price Saturday, May 5.
Genre-spanning multi-instrumentalist and 2x National Banjo champion Tony Furtado combines elements of folk, blues, bluegrass, rock, and a whole lot more into a potent Americana musical blend that explores our shared musical frontiers and traditions with fearless creativity. A prolific and adventuresome recording artist, Furtado has recorded nearly 20 critically acclaimed albums since 1990. His recent album, The Bell-winner of both the Album of the Year and Acoustic Rock Album of the Year awards in 2015 from the Indie Acoustic Project Awards, was released on his own YousayFurtado Records in 2015, as was an accompanying six-song EP, Copper and Tin. Relix hit the nail on the head about Furtado and his boundary-stretching music: “True talent doesn’t need categories.” David Lindley calls Tony Furtado “a musical force without a doubt” and the two-time national banjo champion and peerless slide guitar master does indeed burn it down, tonight performing with his superb trio featuring hot fiddle and upright bass. Tonight’s show also celebrates the release of Tony’s new CD Cider House Sessions – Live at Reverend Nat’s showing off his versatility and wide-ranging imagination which are on full, vivid display. Tony’s highly anticipated live acoustic release draws from all phases and periods of his career. Tony will be joined on stage by Grammy winning mandolinist John Reischman and two time national fiddle champion Luke Price.
“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
John Reischman is known today for his work with his band the Jaybirds and his acclaimed solo albums, but he got his start as an original member of the Tony Rice Unit in the late 1970s. With the Tony Rice Unit, Reischman helped define the “new acoustic music” movement in bluegrass thanks to their high profile albums on Rounder Records. Building this sound, Reischman was of course influenced early on by Monroe’s mandolin playing, but also by the playing of early bluegrass mandolinists like Sam Bush, David Grisman, and jazz mandolinist Jethro Burns. John Reischman is one of the premier mandolinists of his generation. He’s a master instrumentalist capable of swinging between re-inventions of traditional old-time tunes, deconstructions from the bluegrass repertoire, and compelling original tunes, many of which have become standards.”He’s a master instrumentalist capable of swinging between re-inventions of traditional old-time tunes, deconstructions from the bluegrass repertoire, and compelling original tunes, many of which have become standards.”
Doors will open for this show at 7:30 PM and the show will start promptly at 8 PM.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the store or over the phone during store hours by giving a us a call at (310) 398-2583.
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It is going to be a fun night! Hope to see you all there.