On Dec. 5, Ned Evett and Tony Furtado displayed their unique musical talents on the Student Union Building’s Brava Stage: Evett with his fretless glass-boarded guitar and Furtado on the banjo. In addition to these, both men played acoustic guitars.
Evett performed in a very Dire Straits-esque manner, playing songs from his latest album, Treehouse, which was available for purchase at the event.
“I liked the way he played songs about dams breaking in Tennessee, love and other things in life,” said Jordan Lehman, sophomore mechanical engineering major.
Evett was originally from Nashville but moved to Boise a while back for his family.
Pertaining to songs of love, he said, “It’s always nice to play a love song early in the morning.”
Besides songs about his hometown, love and life, Evett also had a song called The Greatest Generation Saved the War From Little Baby Eileen, to which Lehman referred to as, “sort of a little quasi history lesson.”
The musician takes pride in his work with his glass-boarded guitaru
“It looks as good as it sounds,” Evett said.
“With melodies that resembled James Taylor, Evett plays the fire and rain out of his music,” Lehman said.
Furtado began his set with his own version of Tom Petty’s Running Down a Dream, which he played on the banjo.
“This guy had some of the best and fastest finger-picking skills I’ve ever seen,” said Manny Wheaton, sophomore engineering major.
Mixed in with different songs, Furtado included a few medley-pieces (different songs mixed together) and included in this was the Beatles’ I Will from the White Album.
Though Furtado was incredibly fast, as Wheaton put it, many of his songs aren’t exactly joyous.
“I specialize in songs that aren’t happy,” Furtado said.
In the middle of his set, he played a song titled Angels We Know, as a tribute to a friend who recently passed on. “I specialize in songs that aren’t happy,” Furtado said.
In the middle of his set, he played a song titled Angels We Know, as a tribute to a friend who recently passed on.