Photo of George and Noriko, special guests from Melbourne, Australia coming to the 2017 Powell Street Festival

Saturday, 2:00pm – 2:30pm, Diamond Stage
Sunday, 3:00pm – 3:30pm (featuring Brian Minato and Bernie Arai), Street Stage

George and Noriko break all the rules. The duo brings something unique, something unexpected. Known as the Japanese Blues Cowboy and the Tsugaru shamisen player, they have been kicking up a storm wherever they play. George’s light- ning fast blues licks and growling harmonica are enhanced by Noriko’s percussive sounds made on the traditional shamisen (Japanese banjo). Their sound has morphed into a kind of bluegrass/hard country blues with a Japanese twist.

Their Sunday performance will be ASL interpreted.

Brought to you by the Consulate General of Japan.

土曜、午後2 時〜2時半、ダイヤモンド・ステージ
日曜、午後3時〜3時半(feat. Brian Minato and Bernie Arai)、ストリート・ステージ

GeorgeとNorikoは音楽の世界におけるアウトローです。常に他 と違うもの、想像を超える何かを追求しています。ジャパニーズ・ ブルース・カウボーイとして、また津軽三味線奏者として知られ、 いつも旋風を巻き起こすような演奏をしてきました。Georgeの稲 妻のようでスピード感のあるハーモニカのブルースに、伝統的な 三味線を使ったNorikoのリズム感のある音が効果的に絡み合います。二人の音楽は、日本風ブルーグラス/ハード・カントリー・ブ ルースと呼べるでしょう。



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