Hiroya Tsukamoto to perform in Bellows Falls

Guitarist/composer returns to Stage 33

BELLOWS FALLS — Guitarist and composer Hiroya Tsukamoto will bring his fusion of folk, jazz, and world music back to Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge St., on Sunday, Sept. 26 for a matinee performance.

Tsukamoto leads concerts internationally, including multiple appearances at the Blue Note in New York City and on Japanese National Television. In 2018, he won second place in the International Finger Style Guitar Championship.

“Eclectic and immersive, Tsukamoto takes audiences on an earthy, organic odyssey with breathtaking instrumental abilities and his engaging personality,” a news release describes. In addition to original compositions, his repertoire travels the world of traditional music.

Born and raised in Japan, Tsukamoto was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. In Boston, he formed the group Interoceánico with musicians from different continents, including Latin Grammy–winning Marta Gomez; that ensemble has released three records. Tsukamoto has also released four solo albums.

In a news feature after his first appearance, Tsukamoto said, “I played at Stage 33 Live for the first time last December... out of 100 shows I did last year, that show made my year.”

Tickets are $15 ($20 at the door). “This is a special 2 p.m. matinee; there will be no opening act, so plan a timely arrival,” organizers note in the news release.

Masks and social distancing will be required; COVID-19 protocol may change without notice.

Tickets can be purchased at, where more information about this concert - and other other upcoming events, and about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project that is Stage 33 - is also available.

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