• Maro Kawabata passes

    Popular Japanese bluegrass artist Maro Kawabata died unexpectedly yesterday at the age of 51. He left behind many friends in the worldwide bluegrass community, who remember him fondly for his kindness, good humor, and superb musicianship. Maro was born in Kyoto, where he

  • Review: Sunset Drive the CD

    Not long ago we wrote about the Sunset Drive tour of Japan. Now we bring you news of the recording for which the tour was named. Maro Kawabata brought together several of his friends and heros for the recording Sunset Drive.

  • Sunset Drive in Japan

    Maro Kawabata is a Japanese native who came to the states some 20 years ago. His interest in bluegrass music led him to record a solo project for Copper Creek Records, Carolina Blue, in 2001, and then plan a tour