Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Tony Furtado Band lives up to hype.(Nightlife)

Byline: BACKSTAGE PASS By Kenn Rodriguez FOR THE JOURNAL

A lot of times, press releases are pure hyperbole. But once in a while one hits the mark. Such is the case with the release I recently got about the Tony Furtado Band.

"Imagine a party where Ben Harper, Widespread Panic and Galactic traded licks with Taj Mahal, Ry Cooder and David Lindley ," the release reads.

Well. I can't think of a better way to explain Furtado's music than that. And believe me, I tried.

The Boulder, Colo.-based Furtado, who long ago earned honorary local status in my book, returns to Albuquerque on Saturday night for a show at the Golden West Saloon Downtown.

Furtado's sixth CD, "Tony Furtado Band," was recently released by Cojema Music. …

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