Beloved Portland folk/roots musician Tony Furtado will be returning to the Majestic for a night of his eclectic brand of Americana. He plays banjo and slide guitar and creates a beautiful blend of thumping fusion folk.
“I had such a blast playing the Majestic last year, looking very forward to this time through with my band!” he says.
Furtado hails from the Bay Area, but has been living in Portland where he’s become a mainstay of the music scene, with 15 albums in the last 22 years and a constant touring schedule across the country.
“I’ll be swinging through as a trio with Luke Price on fiddle and electric guitar and Russ Kleiner on drums. Both are featured on my newest CD/DVD released last year, Live at Mississippi Studios,” says Furtado.
Opening the show will be Portland singer/songwriter Stephanie Schneiderman, a member of indie darlings Dirty Martini who has been performing successfully in Portland and across the country for years. She has also performed with the Portland Cello Project who have sold out the Majestic in the past.
The show promises to be lively and entertaining, and is a great way to get introduced to some of the stars of Portland’s bustling folk scene. Schneiderman is currently touring in support of her latest album, “Rubber Teardrop”, which she successfully funded on Kickstarter in under 48 hours. Furtado has several projects in the works, including the soundtrack for a new documentary called Wrestling with Iowa, due out this year.
Tickets for the show are $10 in advance (available at www.majestic.org) and $12 at the door. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 22.
By Ygal Kaufman