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Tony Furtado Band

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All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Mixing elements of Ry Cooder's American R&B pickin', Bela Fleck's bluegrass-jazz fusion, and Kelly Joe Phelps' dusty folk-Delta blues Phelps also contributes high-profile vocals to three tracks, accomplished banjo player and guitarist Tony Furtado pushes all sorts of stylistic envelopes on this indie release. From the moody Americana of a rearranged "Raleigh and Spencer" to an album-closing version of Woody Guthrie's "I Ain't Got No Home," Furtado's vision stays focused as he peels off intricate and often lightning-fast riffs, yet never lets his obvious technical excellence overwhelm a song's melodic structure. Also impressive is the crystal-clear sound of this album, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Mixing elements of Ry Cooder's American R&B pickin', Bela Fleck's bluegrass-jazz fusion, and Kelly Joe Phelps' dusty folk-Delta blues Phelps also contributes high-profile vocals to three tracks, accomplished banjo player and guitarist Tony Furtado pushes all sorts of stylistic envelopes on this indie release. From the moody Americana of a rearranged "Raleigh and Spencer" to an album-closing version of Woody Guthrie's "I Ain't Got No Home," Furtado's vision stays focused as he peels off intricate and often lightning-fast riffs, yet never lets his obvious technical excellence overwhelm a song's melodic structure. Also impressive is the crystal-clear sound of this album, featuring an airy, uncluttered mix where all the unplugged instruments including Darrel Anger's fiddle, tablas, Uilleann pipes, accordion, and sax sound like they're in your room playing simultaneously. Furtado shifts from jazzy interludes to Celtic, bluegrass, and C&W styles with effortless poise, never needlessly grandstanding but keeping the spotlight on his immaculate picking and phenomenal backing musicians. As accomplished on guitar as on banjo his primary instrument, the picker adds only what is needed to the songs, keeping them sparse yet filled with interesting twists and angles. The upbeat Leo Kottke-styled instrumental "Fat Fry on the Hog Farm" and the beautifully languid ballad "O Amante" are two of the album's six original compositions that show Furtado is as accomplished a songwriter as musician and arranger. Unpretentious and classy as its low-key cover art, this is a consistently winning album that shows off Tony Furtado's eclectic talents as master string picker, bandleader, vocalist, and composer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/28/2003
  • Label: What Are Records
  • UPC: 746626006223
  • Catalog Number: 60062
  • Sales rank: 14,766

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tony Furtado Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar, Strings, Vocals, Tamboura, Slide Guitar, Slide Banjo
Darol Anger Violin
Buckethead Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Ty Burhoe Tabla, Frame Drum
Kai Eckhardt-Karpeh Bass
Steve Freeman Bass
Derek Jones Bass, Acoustic Bass
Alan Kelly Fiddle, Accordion
Paul McCandless Soprano Saxophone
Billy Rich Bass
Christian Teele Drums
Steve Owen Background Vocals
Scott Amendola Percussion, Drums, Bass Drums, Shaker
Brian "Brain" Mantia Drums
Kelly Joe Phelps Vocals
Rob Burger Accordion
Aaron Johnston Drums
Marc Dalio Tambourine, Xylophone
Peter Kelan uillean pipes
Todd Sickafoose Double Bass, Acoustic Bass
Terese Taylor Background Vocals
Kai Eckhardt Bass
Aaron Johnson Drums
Peter Helan uillean pipes
Ross Martin Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Tony Furtado Arranger, Producer, Artwork
David Glasser Mastering
Cookie Marenco Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Sally Truitt CD Layout
Marc Dalio Contributor
Steve Cambouris Graphic Design
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