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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 7/23 – Hiroya Tsukamoto / Kaleb Mullins & The Witness
July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after.
In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed his own group in Boston “INTEROCEANICO (inter-oceanic)” which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy Colombian singer Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed records (“The Other Side of the World”, “Confluencia” and “Where the River Shines”). Hiroya has released three solo albums (“Solo”, “Heartland” and “Places”).
Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note(NYC), United Nations and Japanese National Television(NHK). In 2018, Hiroya won 2nd place in International Finger Style Guitar Championship.
Kaleb Mullins and The Witness is a folk-rock band from Knoxville, Tennessee. With their own unique style that some have labeled “Appalachia-cana,” the band’s original material combines a sonic blend of folk, bluegrass, blues, and grunge to weave together stories and songs that will both tug on your heart and make you stomp your feet.
Kaleb Mullins and The Witness consists of Kaleb Mullins (vocalist, guitar, songwriter), Megan Barnett (vocals, keys), Randy Farris (bass), Anthony McDaneld (drums), and Jonathan Tibbetts (guitar).
You can stream their debut EP “Songs From Home,” on all major streaming platforms, or catch them at a local venue near you soon.