Change is in the air for many of our favorite artists. Tony Furtado is among them. He has finally gone”indie”. No. Seriously. At the center of this pivot, a new album he has named “The Bell”. Tony calls it “the most personal album” of his career. Of course it all begins with the songs. But there’s more.


A Back-to-the-Future Indie Move



We know Tony for his virtuoso multi-instrumentalist abilities tucked inside the language of Americana. After 25 years of  recording for well-known and respected labels like Rounder and Dualtone, Tony has gone independent with his own label, YousayFurtado Records. Now he has the freedom to answer only to himself!  As he tells Sarah Billings in this Drop-In Session, the mantra for 2015 will be “work, work, work”. Add in the extra thrill of a solid return to banjo and the thrilling cello-banjo. You’ll get a taste of that sound in our session, below.






When Portland Radio Project was first getting off the ground in 2013, we made the rounds of some of our favorite Portland artists, to share details about our brainwave, and to share some time together on their turf. Inside the cozy home of Stephanie and Tony, there was music to make as well. This is the Michael Nesmith song that was mentioned in the session.






Go to Tony’s event page for the full details. But here’s a quick look.


         Saturday, May 16
at 8:00pm

Next Week · 70°F / 49°F Clear
            Show Map

The Alberta Rose Theatre3000 NE Alberta St, Portland, Oregon 97211

Full band album release show, presented by The Bluegrass Situation – if you haven’t heard of them, check ’em out here:

They are helping to broaden the audience of Folk, Bluegrass, roots, Americana, what have you! They are based in LA but are building up steam worldwide and gaining a presence in Portland, Nashville and New York.


Opening the show will be Annalisa Tornfelt


With me I’ll have Sam Howard, Luke Price, Russ Kleiner, Stephanie Schneiderman and…TBA!


Get your tickets now and tell a few friends