We're happy to welcome back Japanese guitarist and singer Hiroya Tsukamoto who performed a stunningly beautiful concert here in February 2015. He will perform original acoustic music and Japanese folk songs. After growing up in Kyoto, Tsukamoto moved to the US to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. He tours throughout the world and lives in New York and Japan.
Traditional Instruments Reimagined: Matt Bryant and Holland Hopson
Thursday, 6 October 2016 - 6:30pm
UAB professor Matt Bryant and UA professor Holland Hopson both have radically reinterpreted their respective instruments: Bryant with the ukulele and Hopson with the banjo. Utilizing looping, sampling, and other electronic augmentations, both musicians have expanded the vocabulary of their instruments. They will play separate sets for their performance here.
In the spring of 2015 he was awarded first place in the statewide, Make Music Alabama songwriting competition hosted by the Alys Stephens Center. A prolific writer, he is always bringing new songs to the stage, whether it be a traditional venue, intimate house show, or festival.