Bare Bones (2005)

Artist: Tony Furtado
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Format: CD
Sku: 63957255
UPC: 881159000321
UPC 14: 00881159000321
Release Date: 3/22/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. These Chains ~ Tony Furtado
2. The Angry Monk / Raleigh & Spencer ~ Tony Furtado
3. Standing In The Rain ~ Tony Furtado
4. St. John's Fire / Bolinas ~ Tony Furtado
5. Running Down A Stream ~ Tony Furtado
6. Can You Hear The Rain ~ Tony Furtado
7. False Hearted Lover's Blues ~ Tony Furtado
8. Rove Riley Rove ~ Tony Furtado
9. O Berta, Berta ~ Tony Furtado
10. I Will / Hazel Comes Home / Willow John ~ Tony Furtado
11. Cypress Grove Blues ~ Tony Furtado

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Tony Furtado (vocals); Susan Marshall (vocals).
Muze PNote It always seems to create a certain amount of confusion when a multi-talented artist like Tony Furtado grows in a new direction. Once upon a time, he recorded instrumental banjo music for labels like Rounder, adventurous acoustic music for fans of David Grisman, Tony Rice, and B?la Fleck. A few years later, however, finds Furtado -- artistically speaking -- all over the map. Now, he also plays guitar (acoustic and electric), sings, writes, and performs in multiple styles. On 2005's Bare Bones, Furtado takes a step back from the eclectic hodgepodge of These Chains for a low-key concert album. True to the title, he backs his own vocals with acoustic and electric guitar and banjo over 11 tracks, producing a quiet and intimate album that reminds one a bit of Leo Kottke's later material. While Furtado sings more often than Kottke, he leaves extensive room for instrumental (mostly slide guitar) work on each song. While Bare Bones is a good live effort, one might argue that while Furtado is a decent enough singer/songwriter, he's a much better instrumentalist. Two of the strongest pieces on the album, in fact, are instrumental and, oddly enough, feature the banjo. The nearly seven-minute "I Will/Hazel Comes Home/Willow John" masterfully ties three separate pieces together, while "St. John's Fire/Bolinas" shows that Furtado can still give Fleck a run for his money. Bare Bones provides little clue where Furtado will go next as an artist, but for now, it does offer something -- solid songs and fancy picking -- for fans old and new. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Susan Marshall

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Blue Trail Of Sorrow
Muze Music Compilations Roots Music-An American Journey
Muze Music Compilations Bluegrass Class Of 1990
Muze Music Compilations Bluegrass Goes to Town: Pop Songs Bluegrass
Muze Music Compilations Come To The Mountain: old Time Music
Muze Music Compilations Graciously: A Gulf Relief Compilation / Vario

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/22/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 90003
Music Label Name Label : Funzalo Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Live
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00881159000321

Professional Reviews

Dirty Linen (p.87)
- "It's fairly representative of the way he handles his live shows, in both presentation and energy, with ventures into blues, Celtic, Latin, and old-time styles held together with his powerful understanding of melody."

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Furtado,Tony
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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