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Hiroya Tsukamoto brings his swift guitar stylings to a Prism Coffeehouse event at C'ville Coffee Friday, September 28. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Hiroya Tsukamoto

The swift guitar stylings of Hiroya Tsukamoto are the result of his discovery of the banjo, and a childhood love of bluegrass comes through in his playing, which includes takes on folk, jazz, and traditional Japanese music. As a teen, Tsukamoto worked tirelessly to perfect his craft, and it paid off in 2000 when he […]

Well-known in the world of bluegrass, banjoist Gina Clowes’ modern approach reaches to crossover as she pushes mood and emotion through the frets, complemented by her thoughtfully constructed songwriting. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The Gina Clowes Project puts modern spin on the banjo

The solid accolades directed at The Gina Clowes Project are the result of the singer-songwriter’s years spent at competitions and gigging with other pros. Well-known in the world of bluegrass, banjoist Clowes’ modern approach reaches to crossover as she pushes mood and emotion through the frets, complemented by her thoughtfully constructed songwriting. Friday, May 11. […]