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Friday 3rd May 2019
RON BLOCK & TONY FURTADO : 8pm
One of the biggest names on the American roots music scene, Nashville veteran Ron Block has 14 Grammy Awards to his name and is well known as a long time member of bluegrass supergroup Alison Krauss & Union Station.
Banjo ace Ron is also a superb guitarist and talented songwriter. With influences ranging from blues to folk, and with deep roots in bluegrass, Ron has performed and recorded with scores of renowned musicians including Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Sierra Hull and Kate Rusby. He has released several solo albums, as well as his recent banjo duets recording with Damien O'Kane.
Tony Furtado is a stunning live performer who’s been hailed as a genius on banjo and slide guitar. Also a soulful singer and talented songwriter, Tony came to prominence when he won the Winfield National Banjo Championships as a teenager. A charismatic live performer, Tony has toured worldwide since the 1990s, playing his captivating brand of Americana both solo and with his band. Tony has released numerous solo albums and has also worked with acoustic luminaries including Tim O’Brien and Dirk Powell.
Ron and Tony are old friends, and this special duo collaboration is guaranteed to be a stellar presentation of American roots music!
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