GOH live in Santa Cruz
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All throughout his life, Goh has been sharing honest stories and life expressions though music. His current tour is called the Broken Tour, and his acoustic guitar is nicknamed Honey Beast.
Its easy, its not hard, its fun.
Having performed in a wide range of settings and festivals (for music, art, movement, schools, community centers, and public libraries), Goh performs in Japan annually, produces Brilliant Strings (live music & live watercolors) in Los Angeles, conducts workshops/seminars at universities and schools regularly, frequents the Pacific Northwest (Seattle and Portland areas), and has performed featured concerts in Taiwan, Brazil, France, Canada, Myanmar, and Mexico. He has been actively touring locally and internationally since 2005, and recently completed his first two performances in Cuba at the historical Teatro Martí as well as the new and modern Fabrica de Arte Cubano. With the help of the Japanese Embassy in Cuba, both events were recognized by the executive committee of 120th Anniversary of Japanese Migration to Cuba to be a part of the 120th year anniversary celebration, commemorating the first Japanese immigration on September 9th, 1898. Wedding celebrations, dive bars & wine bars, graduation ceremonies, senior retirement homes, schools, the forest, the street, and all spaces where music resonate continue to be a part of his itinerary.
Art is meant to be shared.
--Pete Morris (Metro DaVinci Watercolors)
Gohs audience recognizes various reflections of cultural emotions while listening to and experiencing his videos, his recordings, and especially by experiencing him live. People have identified his music with concepts such as acoustic, rock, jazz, dance music, sit-down music, tap-slap, Brazilian bossa nova, Spanish flamenco, hip-hop beats, Latin grooves, Balkan rhythms, Electronica-sound-effects, prog-rock, metal, experimental, classical, and the Japanese 'yamato soul' (). To simplify, call it acoustic rock jazz. Goh continues his journey to move towards his own heart, sound, and soul.
"Stay true to yourself."
--Clare Graham (Artist/Collector/Shaman)
Unplugged, Goh embraces a single guitar to create an orchestra with drum beats, percussive grooves, bass lines, and memorable melodies. As an electric 'pedalist' he tweaks, bends, and twists soundscapes. He puts on high energy modern rock performances along with traditional elegantly powerful acoustic and classical chamber gestures; he is quiet, and he is loud. Life experiences and vivid awakenings are the primary sources of Gohs songs; musical and technical influences would include everything and everyone from Paco de Lucia (flamenco) to creative jazz (Egberto Gismonti, Vinny Golia, and Miles Davis to name three) to high-gained biting electric guitar distortions to world percussionists and rock drummers.
"Don't hold back."
--Adam Levy (of Norah Jones Handsome Band)
Scott Yanow (journalist for AllMusic & LA Jazz Scene) expresses: "Goh Kurosawa's music is beyond any simple classification. The guitarist improvises melodically, is open to the influences of pop, rock, flamenco, classical, Latin and Japanese music, and has his own musical identity. Equally skilled on electric and acoustic guitars, he has mastered tapping and sometimes uses electrical devices to create a wide range of sounds yet is not shy to embrace a pretty melody; personable and eager to talk about his music and guitar tunings between songs, Goh put on a warm and entertaining show. His set included Bob Marley's No Women No Cry, My Family My Friends (original), a Japanese folk song, Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah (which he sang) and parts of a suite he recently composed."
Sharpness is kindness, kindness is sharpness.
Goh is often referred to as a 'musical wakonyosai' () or the bicultural music samurai. Wakonyosai () is an approach to the Western knowledge with the Japanese spirit. Overall, he views himself as a world citizen, and lives in the city of angels with Nyan-Nyan, his blue eyed white tiger cat send a note just to say hi, or book him (serious inquiries please). Goh continues to be on the lookout for new settings to play, students to teach, opportunities to share at large, and compose life.
Rock on with love!
Eric's home in Santa Cruz (View)
535 Spring Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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