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December 4, 2019

JAPANESE COMPOSER, GUITARIST & SINGER-SONGWRITER HIROYA TSUKAMOTO TO PLAY JAN. 4 DATE LOCALLY

Kyoto’s One-of-a-Kind Talent Will Be On Display at

White Horse Black Mountain Next Month

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C.—Hiroya Tsukamoto, a truly unique composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter who has performed frequently at the famed Blue Note jazz club in New York City and on Japanese National Television (NHK), will make an appearance at White Horse Black Mountain on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the show, which is part of Tsukamoto’s U.S. Tour, are priced at $12 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.whitehorseblackmountain.comor call 828-669-0816.

Hiroya, a native of Kyoto, Japan, began playing the five-string banjo when he was 13 years old, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 2000, he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed his own group in Boston called “INTEROCEANICO (inter-oceanic)” which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy Colombian singer Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed albums, “The Other Side of the World”, “Confluencia” and “Where the River Shines”.

Tsukamoto also has released three solo albums, “Solo”, “Heartland” and “Places.”

Hiroya who has been performing throughout the world, won second place in the 2018 International Finger Style Guitar Championship. His work has drawn lavish praise:

“…chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended!” –Jazz Review.com

“HiroyaTsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great
warmth. ”—Celine Keatin, author, Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“HiroyaTsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey ” –Boston Herald

White Horse Black Mountain (105 Montreat Rd.) is a 215-seat music and arts venue that has staged more than 2,500 concerts and other events during its 10-year history. It offers state- of-the-art sound, cabaret-style (table) seating, and bar/concession area that serves beer, wine, Kombucha, Shanti Elixers, soft drinks and snacks.

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