The Woods Hole Public Library, for the next performance in its Listening at the Library concert series, is pleased to welcome guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto, who will appear at the Library on Sunday, March 15, at 4pm. Originally from Kyoto, Japan, guitarist and composer Hiroya Tsukamoto began playing banjo when he was thirteen years old. In 2000, he came to the US on a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music. Since then, he performed with his group at Blue Note in New York and recently made an appearance on Japanese National Television. A one-of-a kind composer, guitarist, and singer-songwriter, he has been influenced by his native musical roots as well as North and South American styles. Hiroya has also released five albums, which showcase his skillful and innovative guitar instrumental solos. “Hiroya Tsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth,” wrote Celine Keating in Jazz Review.com. Another reviewer described a Hiroya concert as taking “us on an innovative, impressionistic journey, filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility.” Examples of his music can be accessed at this link to his website: http://hiroyatsukamoto.com/videoenglish.html .
Tickets for the 4pm Library fundraiser concert on Sunday, March 15, are $15, $10 for students, and may be purchased at the Bank of Woods Hole, Eight Cousins, the Library during regular working hours, and at the door. Doors will open at 3:30pm. For further information please call the library at 508-548-8961.