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My Goals in Chicago

From 2013 to 2017 in San Jose, California, I was working weekly at a blues club named Blue Note Lounge for over 3 years and at a restaurant called Louisiana Bistro regularly for a year. 

僕はカリフォルニア州サンホゼ市で2013年から2017年にかけて、ブルーノート・ラウンジというブルースクラブで3年以上にわたり毎週、そして、ルイジアナ・ビストロというレストランで1年間、毎月数回定期的に演奏していた。 

  

J.W. Williams & The Chi-Town Hustlers

I have recently had the pleasure of playing guitar with the great J.W. Williams and The Chi-Town Hustlers. JW’s powerful vocals while playing his groovy bass guitar make my jaw drop in awe. There is so much to learn from…

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After Japan Tour 2018 Spring 日本ツアーを終えて

After one week of touring Japan, I came back to Chicago safely. Special thanks go to all the fans who came out to see my band, the club owners & staff, and the support musicians. 

一週間の日本ツアーを終えて、無事シカゴに戻りました。ライブにお越しいただいた皆様、お店のスタッフやバンドのサポートメンバーの方々にお礼申しあげます。 

  

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- In Pursuit of My Dream シカゴにて (第30話) - 夢を追い求めて 

 

I like dreaming. It makes me feel a natural high when I think of something that other people would not dare to do. Some people might dream…

In Chicago (29)

After 7 months of going at it in Chicago since I came here last Fall, I have finally started cracking the tough nut of its blues market in the city. 

昨秋シカゴに来てから7ヶ月の努力の甲斐あって、遂に市内のブルース市場に食い込み始めた。 

  

I have some gigs with “J.W.…

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In Chicago, what I can rely on to survive in the blues scene are my own ears with which I have been digging the blues for 40 years. 

シカゴのブルースシーンでサバイバルするのに、自分の頼りは、40年近くブルースを聴き込んで来たこの耳だ。 

  

When I back up other musicians, I…

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In Chicago (27)

Every time I moved to a new place, I have been fortunate to be able to continue playing music. When I attend the local blues jams or sit in with featured bands for networking, I make an effort to perform…

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In Chicago (26)

I used to be hard headed in playing the blues and dig only 3 chord 12 bar blues day in and day out for some years. My first encounter to Chicago Blues shuffle was Otis Rush’s “Three Times A Fool”…

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I was bitten by the blues bug in my high school days in Japan. Since then I subliminally aspired to come to the US someday. Musically all I had was my passion to play the traditional blues, in particular, so…

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When I came to Chicago last Fall, my intention was to find a working band to join first so that I can gain some exposure in the town where I was new. It was fortunate for me to be able…

About My Blog このブログについて

I write this blog mainly for my band marketing. To widen the range of readers, I recently started updating my blog both in English and Japanese. 

このブログは主にバンドのマーケティングのために書いている。ブログの読者の幅を広げるため、最近になって英語と日本語の両方で書き始めた。 

 

Interestingly, the other day one of my loyal blog…