Presented by Common Ground Downtown, a partnership of Common Ground on the Hill and the Carroll Arts Center. Victor Furtado is a clawhammer banjo player, teacher and performer from Virginia. Victor has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour and more. He has played with musicians including Eli and Aila Widman, Andrew Vogts, Sophie Wellington, Danny Knicely, Nate Leath, Mark Schatz, Stella Beams, Gina Furtado, Claude Martin, Nick Falk and Dori Freeman, and more. Victor received the prestigious 2019 Steve Martin Prize for excellence in banjo and bluegrass, joining past recipients including Noam Pikelny, Jens Kruger, and Rhiannon Giddens.
“A young man with an absurdly precious talent, and a depth of understanding of old-time music that is at odds with his age.” – Bluegrass Today