Prism Coffeehouse

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 […]

Beppe Gambetta plays Friday, October 13, as part of The Prism at C'ville Coffee. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Beppe Gambetta

Known for a smile as disarming as his talent, Italian flatpicker Beppe Gambetta plays acoustic arrangements in four languages—English, German, Italian and the provincial dialect of Genovese—on his 13th release, Short Stories. In his original compositions, the guitarist makes his affection for traditional folk music clear, and holds “America in his heart, and his roots in the […]

Jordan Tice's new album, Horse County, with a backing band by the same name, is his first all-original release and it highlights his new interest in ragtime. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Jordan Tice

Jordan Tice’s journey to becoming a force on the bluegrass scene started with classical guitar, jazz and rock ’n’ roll, then expanded into a variety of projects that found him keeping musical company with members of Crooked Still, Punch Brothers, Dave Rawlings Machine and Canadian folk act The Duhks. He was even tapped by banjo-playing […]