Alisa Inaba makes her debut

Who doesn’t love a cute kid singing a Bill Monroe song?

Proud papa Kazuhiro Inaba sent along photos and a video of his 10 year old daughter, Alisa, singing Blue Moon Of Kentucky at the Bluegrass Fuyu Fest in Osaka on January 10.

Kaz is a popular bluegrass singer in Japan, with a pair of albums on Copper Creek (Dixie Dream and Teardrops On A Rose). He is also a noted trader of new and vintage instruments through his business, Office White Oak.

Joining Alisa  at the Fuyu Fest were members of the Rainbow Valley Bluegrass band, featuring her father on guitar and vocal, Kazuyoshi Onishi on mandolin, Hitoshi Imamura on banjo, Hiroyuki Momiyama on fiddle and Tatsuya Akiyama on bass.

Here’s Alisa on stage…

Well done, young lady!

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.