A multi-sensory live concert experience with banjo and slide guitar virtuoso, singer-songwriter, and cupcake connoisseur Tony Furtado.
I love to play live. I LOVE to play live! I love the interactions between the musicians on stage, the interactions between the musicians and the audience; I love the feedback that you get, the energy, the banter, the flirting. Everything, it’s all there, it’s FUN! It’s electric, a jolt to my system – I live for it, I thrive on it.
I think some of my best recordings throughout the years have actually been by bootleggers recording my band, or me solo, because in that moment, I’m just not thinking about it. All my energy is focused on the love of playing music. It’s all focused on rolling with the moment. It’s a give and take from the audience to the stage, and back to the audience. And as a result of that exchange, the music that is created is something that otherwise might not occur without that flow.
And that’s why I’ve always wanted to shoot a live DVD. I’ve done live albums before, and those are great – they capture the music well and it’s fun to listen to, but you never quite get the experience of seeing the band interacting with each other, and the band interacting with the crowd. You don’t get the full sensory and visual experience.
In 23 years of playing and touring with different musicians there’s been so many versions of my band, and each permutation has been wonderful! But those awesome, spontaneous moments that have happened during shows have been fleeting, and not too many have been captured on live albums. But I’ve got this cool moment right now where I’ve got a GREAT version of the band, exciting, fun, just great guys, awesome players. And I’d LOVE to get it recorded, I’d love to get it on video. And I’d love to put it out into the world so you can see it and experience it like you’re at the show. And not just like you’re at the show in the audience, but like you’re at the show ON STAGE!
So that’s why I’ve created this Kickstarter campaign, and with your help, I’ll be working with a crew of local independent filmmaker friends to shoot and record a live concert experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen in my hometown of Portland, Oregon at one of my favorite venues – Mississippi Studios – the day after Thanksgiving.
Thank you SO much for your help in making this a reality.
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Oct 17, 2011 - Nov 17, 2011 (31 days)
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DOWNLOAD of the new LIVE ALBUM before it's released, plus access to backer-exclusive video updates!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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SIGNED physical copy of the new LIVE ALBUM and DVD + the digital download. AND...Tony's super secret cupcake recipe also included!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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29 backers Limited (21 of 50 left)
1 TICKET TO THE LIVE PERFORMANCE - Friday, November 25th, 2011 at Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR + everything at the $25 reward level. (Please add $15 to your pledge for each additional ticket.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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RABBIT MEDALLION - Ceramic, 2 headed rabbit medallion (a bit larger than a silver dollar) made by me, w/string and pouch + everything at the $25 reward level.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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BANJO or SLIDE GUITAR BOOK PACKAGE - Your choice: 1) Volume 1 and 2 banjo books by Tony, or 2) Guitar book and handmade bottleneck slide + everything at the $25 reward level.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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SIGNED SET LIST FROM LIVE PERFORMANCE - By all members of band & me + everything at the $40 reward level.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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8 backers Limited (12 of 20 left)
ON TOUR WITH ME (sort of...) - I'll send you 5 handwritten, personalized postcards from 5 different places around the country while on tour + everything at the $50 reward level.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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11 backers Limited (19 of 30 left)
BANJO or SLIDE GUITAR LESSON WITH ME - Beginner to Advanced. 1 hour lesson either in person (if you live in Portland, OR area) or via SKYPE (outside of Portland, OR) + your choice at the $55 reward level.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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3 backers Limited (12 of 15 left)
SPECIAL DELIVERY - I will hand deliver the new ALBUM and DVD to the doorstep of your choosing and serenade you (or your chosen recipient) with a few songs (includes the $25 reward level). Limited to the Portland, OR area.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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11 backers Limited (9 of 20 left)
LAUGHING RABBIT - A rabbit sculpture made by Tony (ceramic w/metal coating) + everything at the $25 reward level.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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SIGNED BANJO HEAD - I will remove the banjo head that I've been playing, touring, and recording on for the last several years, sign it, and send it to you + everything at the $120 reward level.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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GUERILLA-STYLE MINI SET (LIVE or SKYPE) - I'll pop into any public or private place of your choosing in the Portland, OR area (or anywhere via Skype) and play a half-hour, purely acoustic, all request mini-concert + everything at the $50 reward level.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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I'LL BE YOUR SIDEMAN - you get me on 3 songs on your recording! I'll play any of my instruments! Not near Portland? You can email the tracks for me to overdub at a local studio (you pay the studio fee). You want me on more tracks? Add $150 per extra song + $25 reward level.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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1 backer Limited (2 of 3 left)
CUSTOM SCULPTURE (ceramic with metal coating).- I will sculpt a (roughly) 12 inch sculpture of any animal in the world of YOUR choice! Real or fantastic! Be creative, mix species. + everything at the $25 reward level.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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4 backers Limited (6 of 10 left)
ME IN YOUR LIVING ROOM - Solo acoustic 90 minute concert in your home. Limited to within 250 miles of Portland, OR (add $500 for anywhere else in the USA). I'll bring the CUPCAKES + everything at the $50 reward level.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
THE WHOLE BAND IN YOUR LIVING ROOM - 90 minute concert in your home or wherever + everything at the $50 reward level. Limited to within 100 miles of Portland, OR (add $2,500 for anywhere else in the USA).Estimated delivery: Apr 2012