Slide guitarist and award winning banjo virtuoso Tony Furtado will play his blend of Americana, blues, jazz, folk and rock as part of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. The concert is slated for 7 p.m. at Entrada Business Park.
In the sixth grade, Furtado built his first banjo. By 19, he had won a pair of National Bluegrass Banjo Championships and soon played the top bluegrass festivals in the world, including Telluride, Lyons and MerleFest.
He’s played with Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Allison Krauss and Laurie Lewis, but he said he could never be happy staying in one place musically.
Furtado grew up in the 70s and 80s. He loved Celtic music, Tom Petty, MTV, as well as his father’s Who and Creedence Clearwater Revival records.