DEL NORTE — Wildwood Sounds, 850 Grande Ave., Del Norte, presents Hiroya Tsukamoto, featuring Cinematic Guitar Poetry, on Sunday, October 1, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 657-4757 or see wildwoodsounds.com
This is a sweets and snacks potluck. Bring a favorite healthy snack to share, and as always coffee and tea are on the house.
Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was 13, and took up the guitar shortly after.
In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed own group in Boston “INTEROCEANICO (inter-oceanic)” which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy nominee Colombian singer Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed records (“The Other Side of the World”, “Confluencia” and “Where the River Shines”). Hiroya released two solo albums (“Heartland” and “Places”) from Japanese record label 333 discs.
Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City with his group and Japanese National Television (NHK). Hiroya performed, recorded and shared stage with Esperanza Spalding, The Kennedys, Joe Jencks (Brother Sun), Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Brooks Williams and Jim Kweskin.