Profile

Gina Furtado
Three-finger banjo

Twice nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association's Banjo Player of the Year award, Gina began touring up and down the east coast in her tween years with her siblings, earning countless ribbons from fiddlers conventions, a strong reputation in the regional bluegrass scene, and a stamp from Bluegrass Today as “absurdly talented”. She developed international recognition with her four years playing for Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, and now fronts her own band, “The Gina Furtado Project”. She is a Mountain Home recording artist and has released two albums with them, revealing what the Bluegrass Situation declares to be “swift and graceful picking and a graceful singer and insightful songwriter.” Gina was featured on the cover of Banjo NewsLetter in the December 2017 issue, along with her original tune “Saylor's Creek”. She is highly sought after as an instructor at music camps across the United States and as for private banjo lessons.