San Luis Obispo Folk Music Society


An Introduction To SLOfolks

SLOfolks is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, dedicated to bringing you live music from Appalachia to Mali, a diversity reflecting the cultural history and expression of the people's music played on a variety of instruments.
You will hear sea shanties, ballads, work songs, gypsy music, West African Kora, Celtic, Bluegrass as well as French Musettes and Brazilian instrumentalists.

"You know what music is?  God's little reminder that there's something else besides us in this universe;  harmonic connections between all living beings, everywhere, even the stars."
Robin Williams

"Let this be my epitaph:
The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music"

Kurt Vonnegut

"I know what music is and what music does to that next person.  I know that music unites people.  Music gives hope and music is a way of life.  That I know" 
Oliver Mutkudzi

   Check our Events page to find out about all
  upcoming SLOfolks concerts.








Coalesce, Friday January 30, 7:00PM

Castoro Cellars, Saturday, January 31, 7:30PM

What can we say about Tony Furtado that hasn't already been said?  For many of us, his is a household name.  For those of you needing an introduction, here's the one thing you should know:  Tony Furtado is THE consummate stage musician.
He has spent most of the past two decades perfecting his craft and his live act.  Onstage, he owns the room, mixing stories of his travels with musicianship that is off the charts. 
He is a master of the slide guitar as well as the banjo — he plays both with a mastery that is truly phenomenal.
"Tony Furtado is a major musical force without a doubt.  He has a black belt in voice, bottleneck guitar, and his banjo playing scares the crap out of me."
– David Lindley
"The devil will eventually want a guitar lesson from Tony Furtado, but he'll have to wait in line like the rest of us."
– Willy Porter




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