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Hiroya Tsukamoto, innovative guitarist, at Stage 33 Live

Innovative guitarist and composer Hiroya Tsukamoto will bring his fusion of folk, jazz, and world music to Stage 33 Live in Bellows Falls on December 22 in a special matinee performance for a well-timed break from the holiday rush.

Eclectic and immersive, Tsukamoto takes audiences on an earthy, organic odyssey. In addition to original compositions, his repertoire travels the world of traditional music. While his instrumental abilities are breathtaking, he also connects to audiences with his engaging personality.

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.

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

“…chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended.” — Jazz Review

“An impressionistic journey.” — Boston Herald

“One of the best live guitar performances of my life.” — Trevor Lewis, Rochester City Newspaper

“A generous performer who won every heart.” — Gordon Peery, Monadnock Center for History and Culture

Sunday, December 22 in a special 2:00 PM matinee. Door opens at 1:30. Advance tickets are $15, with a chair up front guaranteed until 40 tickets are sold. $20 at the door, with any remaining chairs behind the reserved rows first-come first-served. Attendees are allowed to bring their own portable seating to set up behind the house chairs, or to use in place of their reserved chair if they wish.

Advance tickets are available at — 100% of ticket sales support the performer.

Stage 33 Live is an intimate, industrial-rustic listening room in a former factory located at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, VT, documenting live performances and presentations of original material on a simple stage. Coffee, soda, water, and snacks by donation. Find more information about the nonprofit all-volunteer project, and this and other other upcoming events online at