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From Bluegrass to Blues, Folk to Rock, Tony Furtado Brings Show-stopping Talent to the Walters

Post Date:02/08/2018 8:00 AM

Tony Furtado. Photo by Alicia J RoseOne of the region’s most beloved artists, Tony Furtado, returns to the Walters Cultural Arts Center on Friday, February 23 at 7:30 pm. A virtuosic multi-instrumentalist who refuses to conform to simple categorization, Furtado integrates American Roots music—Bluegrass, Appalachian Folk, Celtic, Indie Rock, and Blues—with his own progressive use of melody, rhythm and improvisation.

Furtado has proven himself a powerful, evocative and soulful singer and songwriter as he explores our shared musical frontiers and traditions with fearless creativity. "He mixes bluegrass roots with a mainstream pop streak, easily holding the spotlight, thanks to his restrained virtuosity on acoustic and slide guitar”(Paste Magazine).

Tony has performed throughout the world at top venues; collaborated with the likes of Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas and Kelly Joe Phelps; and toured with legendary musicians such as Gregg Allman and with such esteemed slide guitarists as David Lindley, Derek Trucks and Sonny Landreth—with Lindley calling him a major musical force without a doubt.”

Relix Magazine describes Tony’s latest album, Cider House Sessions, “as his most polished release yet, incorporating several genres while retaining his inherent charm.” From bluegrass to blues, from folk to rock, from banjo to slide guitar, the music of Tony Furtado knows no boundaries. Don’t miss this “world class performer” (OPB), known for his authenticity, mesmerizing talent and show-stopping live performances.

Tickets are $18 in advance and $22 day of show and are available at www.tonyfurtado2018.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 503-615-3485.  Beer, wine and concessions will be available in the lobby before the show and during intermission from local favorite Longbottom Coffee and Tea.  More information about the artist can be found at www.tonyfurtado.com.

The Walters is a ground-breaking home for creativity and culture, providing expanded opportunities for the entire metro area community, including increased access to exceptional performing and fine arts experiences. The Walters is located at 527 East Main Street, situated on the corner of 5th Avenue and Main Street in a one way grid in downtown Hillsboro. Parking can be accessed from either 5th or 6th Avenues, and the Walters is conveniently located just two blocks off the MAX Blue line.  For more information about the Walters Cultural Arts Center visit www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters.

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