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BLUESAHOLIC CD RELEASE LIVE

Thank you everyone who came to the CD release show of my newest album "Bluesaholic". Our fun night was thanks to everyone! I'm sure in the near future, I'll be playing again with the Bluesaholic band, so please check my…

UK SONGWRITING CONTEST WINNER!!

As I mentioned in my last post, my song, "Like a Woman" was nominated in the Blues Songwriting Category. Well, I WON! I'm incredibly happy and grateful!! This means good things for the upcoming mini-album! The song arrangement was a…

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UK SONGWRITING CONTEST

Great news!

"Like a Woman", one of the songs on my upcoming mini-CD, has been nominated for "Best Blues Song" by the UK Songwriting Contest!! I am one of 6 finalists. The winner will be announced next month! Stay tuned…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2020 was a tough year for so many people around the world. And many are still suffering from the effects of the corona virus. We must never forget those who risked their health to protect us. And we must never…

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THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Thank you so much for your support in this crazy year, 2020. I'm looking forward to (finally!) releasing my mini-CD in spring of 2021. In 2021, like many everywhere, I hope for a safer environment for all of us around…

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12/18 NEXT SHOW - TIME CHANGE

Hi Everybody, I hope al is well. コロナ対策のため、12/18のライブの時間が早くなりました。オープンが18:00、スタートが18:30になりました。お手数ですが、よろしくお願いします!12/18's show at Gallery has been slightly changed. Some restrictions have been enacted because of the Corona virus. The show will start 30 MINUTES EARLIER than listed on the flyer. The bar will…

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UPCOMING SHOWS DECEMBER

Hey, how is everybody? 

After a long hiatus, I have 2 acoustic blues shows coming up in December in Osaka. On December 6, I'll be playing for the first time with guitarist Tomoki Nakano, and on December 18, I'll be…

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NEW EP UPDATE

RECORDING UPDATE: The songs are recorded and awaiting a final OK to go to press. The recording process went smoothly and I'm so grateful to have Ko Shimizu, Taro Takagi, Hiroshi Shinohara, Tomonori Sano and Emi Hanada on this EP…

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RECORDING SOME NEW STUFF!

It's decided! I'll be recording a mini CD early this fall! The plan is to record 3 original songs and release in early October. This will be my first release in NINE years! Some of the musicians working with me…

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NEXT SHOW 7/23

Looking forward to playing with Tomonori Sano and his band as a guest on July 23! I'll be singing 5 songs, one of which is Rufus  f/ Chaka Khan's hit "Sweet Thing" for the first time!

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7/17 LIVE @ STARDUST, KYOTO

I'll be performing once again with sensational Blues guitarist Hiroshi Shinohara and sexy pianist Hatsumi Wada in Kyoto at the Stardust Club on July 17!  The last time we played together, I got really drunk on box wine. Let's see…

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7/5 BLACK LIVES MATTER FUNDRAISER

After a 3-month break because of the corona lockdown, I'll be doing a solo set at the Black Lives Matter Fundraiser in Dotonbori. Hope to see you there - it's a great cause for this anti-racism group. Check my gig…