Tag: Kazuhiro Inaba

Far Western to document Japanese bluegrass

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The passion that many Japanese people have for bluegrass and country music was a shocker for filmmaker James Payne when he first experienced it in 2007. He was traveling with US Americana act Horseshoe Road for a live concert video, and was amazed to see the locals come […]


Jon Glik fiddlin’ in Tokyo

| May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

We heard this week from Kaz Inaba, who shared some photos and a few words about a show this week in Tokyo where he welcomed famed Maryland-based fiddler Jon Glik to the stage. “A few days ago, on May 14, my band, Kazuhiro Inaba & […]


The First Annual Kazuhiro Inaba Bluegrass Camp

| June 7, 2012 | 1 Comment

This brief post and photos are a contribution from Japanese bluegrass artist Kaz Inaba. He wrote to share news about his festival, The Kazuhiro Inaba Bluegrass Camp. To American ears, that would sound like a workshop weekend, but KazCamp was a music fest. I’d like to […]


Kaz Inaba honors Earl Scruggs

| April 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Noted Japanese bluegrass artist Kazuhiro Inaba sent along this video tribute to the late Earl Scruggs. I played “The Scruggs Medley” with my great respect and appreciation for Earl Scruggs last night at Mister Kelly’s in Osaka. Since I started to play the banjo at […]