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.” ( Jon Hartley Fox )
“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
Jesse Daniel Edwards
“The rich traditions of towns like Nashville and Dublin affected me very strongly
when I was traveling, not just the DIY sound of folk music, but also the candid
stories,” Jesse says of his inspiration and sound.
Since that period, JDE has performed full-time on the college and music festival
circuits both solo and with his 5-piece band, sharing the stage with notable artists including Jason Mraz, First Aid Kit, and others.
He has songs featured in radio, television, and independent films and his music may be heard on Netflix, Apple Music, and Spotify (featured artist). His latest album “Un / Becoming” releases throughout 2018.
Thursday, Jun. 07
Thu. Jun. 7th: 7:30pm - 11pm
3116 Main Street
Duluth, Georgia, 30096