Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Yugo Sato

Yugo Sato, one of the most talented musicians I've met in the Tokyo scene. Born and raised in Japan, yet he can play the blues better than any American I know. He's been a reoccurring character in this blog as well as my life here in Tokyo; an incredible musician and a true friend.

This track illustrates his musical brilliance and sense of hybrid creativity. The song is titled "Ronin Blues,"  ronin being the Japanese word for a masterless samurai vagabond. In it, he cries out with his masterfully bluesy voice while strumming the Shamisen, a traditional Japanese stringed instrument. 

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