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Innovative guitarist and composer Hiroya Tsukamoto plays an immersive fusion of folk, jazz, and world music at a special 2:00 PM matinee on September 26 at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls. $15 in advance, $20 at the door; limited seating; recorded and filmed. COVID-19 protocol in effect which may change without notice. (Read press release.)
Hiroya Tsukamoto to perform in Bellows Falls
BELLOWS FALLS — Innovative guitarist and composer Hiroya Tsukamoto will bring his fusion of folk, jazz, and world music back to Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls on September 26 for a special matinee performance.
Tsukamoto leads concerts internationally, including multiple appearances at the Blue Note in New York City and on Japanese National Television. In 2018, he won second place in the International Finger Style Guitar Championship.
Eclectic and immersive, Tsukamoto takes audiences on an earthy, organic odyssey. In addition to original compositions, his repertoire travels the world of traditional music. While his instrumental abilities are breathtaking, he also connects to audiences with his engaging personality.
Born and raised in Japan, Tsukamoto was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. In Boston, he formed the group Interoceanico with musicians from different continents, including Latin Grammy-winning Marta Gomez; that ensemble released three acclaimed records. Hiroya has also released four highly regarded solo albums.
In a front-page Arts feature about Stage 33 Live subsequent to his first appearance, Tsukamoto said, “I played at Stage 33 Live for the first time last December. That was the last concert of 2019 out of 100 shows I did last year, and that show made my year.”
“The fingerpicking is delicate, fluid, and beautifully detailed.” — Acoustic Guitar Magazine
“… chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended.” — Jazz Review
This is a special 2:00 matinee; there will be no opening act, so plan a timely arrival. Tickets are $15 in advance through stage33live.com, or $20 at the door. COVID-19 protocol in effect which may change without notice, see stage33live.com.
Stage 33 Live is an industrial-rustic listening room in a former factory hosting local, regional, and national performers in an intimate setting. The performances are recorded and filmed. Seating is limited. No bar or kitchen, the music is the mission; snacks by donation. Find more info about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project, and this and other other upcoming events, online at stage33live.com