About Gina and her banjo 
An exceptionally well rounded artist! It is no surprise that her songs would showcase her swift and graceful picking, but [True Colors] also reveals her to be a graceful singer and insightful songwriter.
Gina Furtado's innovative and unique musicianship and songwriting, although based in traditional music modalities, breaks free from the assumed constructs and makes a new musical statement that's influenced by emotion, is played with the highest skill, and expresses an enormous verve and vitality.
With an intent to use the banjo as a medium of personal expression, Furtado moves through varied modes of musical treatments. Although she's known mainly known for her work as the banjo player for Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, she has a long history with her banjo. Born and raised in Front Royal, Virginia, 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 later played in a number of regional acts (Blue Light Special, New Girls Nite Out, On the Run, Bud’s Collective) and has made her international touring exposure with Chris Jones and the Night Drivers soon after joining the group. She is sought after as a teacher privately and at camps across the country. Her new album, True Colors, was released in September 2017 and debuted at #13 on Bluegrass Billboard Charts, and had two #1 songs on Bluegrass Today Charts! Gina was featured on the cover of Banjo Newsletter in the December 2017 issue, along with her original tune "Saylor's Creek". She was a nominee for the 2018 Internaional Bluegrass Music Association's Banjo Player of the Year.

-The Bluegrass Situation
"Bluegrass fans have developed expectations of banjo albums, and likewise with a singer-songwriter project. Gina Clowes [Furtado] has turned both these conventions on their heads with her recent release, True Colors."

​-Bluegrass Today

"Gina Furtado's playing and writing is innovative, versitile, tasteful and subtle. After a listen to True Colors, one feels they know Gina. The album is brimming with personality."

-Bluegrass Express, Oregon Bluegrass Association