Hiroya Tsukamoto Concert
FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015 - HIROYA TSUKAMOTO
8 pm, doors open 7:30 pm
BYOB & BYOF$12 advance, $15 at the door
Sandywoods Center for the Arts
43 Muse Way, Tiverton, RI
Hiroya Tsukamoto is a composer, guitarist and singer from Kyoto, Japan. He began his musical career playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 1994, Hiroya entered The Osaka University and in 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States to study and perform.
His music combines American folk music with Japanese melodic elements. While at college in Japan, he was introduced to a musical and social movement in South America called Nueva Cancion, pioneered by musical legends Victor Jara and Violeta Parra, and has incorporated this style into his repertoire. He has released three albums and played such venues as the Blue Note in New York, Lowell Folk Festival, and Greater New Bedford Summerfest.
Hiroya has performed with Esperanza Spalding, Marta Gomez, Pete Kennedy (The Kennedys) and Dave Maxwell (Muddy Waters Band). His recent album "Heartland" was released in August 2012.
Hiroya Tsukamoto "plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth." (Celine Keating/Acoustic Guitar Magazine)ROYA TSUKAMOTO
SANDYWOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS (View)
53 Muse Way
Tiverton, RI 02878