Tony Furtado comes to Nelson

Slide guitar wizard and banjo player Tony Furtado plays The Royal in Nelson on Sunday night.

Slide guitar and banjo wizard Tony Furtado comes to Nelson on Sunday night.

Slide guitar and banjo wizard Tony Furtado comes to Nelson on Sunday night.

If you’ve followed Tony Furtado’s prolific music career at all you won’t be surprised to know that his 15th album, Golden, is loaded with several impressive firsts.

For the first time, he has self-produced and penned every track.

It is also the first time his own artwork — a sculpture of a two-headed rabbit — has been featured on the cover. However, on what is arguably his most engaging, masterful recording to date, one first marks this album more than any other. After 20 years of recording, touring, and basically living on the road, it is the first time Furtado has ever recorded an album in the town he calls home.

Furtado is an American banjo and slide guitar player who in addition to creating 15 acclaimed albums has also two-time winner of the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship.

Furtado plays The Royal on Sunday night. Doors open at 6 p.m. Showtime is at 8 p.m.