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Steve Martin Award- Victor Furtado

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Sep 11, 2019 - 9:18:57 AM
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1937 posts since 8/10/2005

Victor Furtado wins this year.

Well chosen!  Victor is amazing.

Sep 11, 2019 - 9:39:14 AM

Buddur

USA

2659 posts since 10/23/2004

Saw some videos of the kid a few years ago and wow could he tear it up. And that was then...can only imagine how much better he is now. With this award he's doing something right and obviously worthy of it.

Sep 11, 2019 - 9:59:24 AM

1937 posts since 8/10/2005

He is an amazing musician, for real.

Sep 11, 2019 - 10:30:22 AM

1907 posts since 10/9/2004

youtu.be/mNLbou5MaAk

Here’s a link to a sample of his work. Enjoy!

Happy trails,
Randy in Germantown, TN

Sep 11, 2019 - 10:39:53 AM

1937 posts since 8/10/2005

Sep 11, 2019 - 11:40:14 AM

2257 posts since 9/12/2016

yep I have been watching him and his sister's progress several years after meeting them at cliff top. Their Dad used to post here as smelly old fat guy..What I noticed about Victor was his'' failure was not an option'' eyes

Sep 11, 2019 - 12:00:55 PM
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gDGBD

USA

477 posts since 2/7/2005

Seems like a modern day Billy Faier.

Sep 11, 2019 - 2:18:48 PM

12110 posts since 10/30/2008

Hmmm, is he well known enough to musicians or banjo audiences to have really EARNED the award for advancing the banjo? Or is it based strictly on his musicianship? He's still at Berklee, for instance?

I never heard of him until this award announcement.

Not trying to rain on his parade but instead to check out how well known he already is.

Sep 11, 2019 - 4:24:06 PM
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1937 posts since 8/10/2005

As far as my findings go, he is very well known. And extremely well respected. in my personal opinion, he is probably the one of the most versatile and most musician like players I know. honestly, a few of the winners of the award I have not agreed with but this one, I 100% support. Not that that matters...

Sep 12, 2019 - 3:22:10 AM

2257 posts since 9/12/2016

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