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AMA 2018 Artist-in-Residence Tony Furtado!

  • Americana Music Academy 1419 Massachusetts Street Lawrence, KS, 66044 United States (map)

Americana Music Academy presents virtuoso Americana musician Tony Furtado for a full day of workshops during FidPick weekend!

Buy tickets at Mass Street Music before August 24 and get the "early bird" rate!

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. Tony has recorded six critically acclaimed albums for Rounder Records, collaborating with such master musicians as Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Stuart Duncan, Kelly Joe Phelps and Mike Marshall. Tony has also performed and recorded with the band Sugarbeat and the Rounder Banjo Extravaganza with Tony Trischka and Tom Adams. 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.”

Full Schedule:

1-1:45pm: Banjo Workshop at AMA

2-2:45pm: Slide Guitar Workshop at AMA

3-5pm: AMA Community Jam

7:30-9pm: Special Concert at Vintage Church, 1501 New Hampshire.

Buy tickets for the concert here!

Buy tickets for the Banjo Workshop here!

Buy tickets for the Slide Guitar Workshop here!

Concert and each workshop are $15/advance, $20/door.

Earlier Event: May 5
AMA Spring Fling Recital
Later Event: November 4
Kids' Beginner Ukulele Workshop