September 14, 2019 | 7:30pm
John and Christina Markey Malden Senior Community Center
7 Washington Street
Tokyo Tramps will share their music and story [coming to the United States from Japan and following their passion]. Wife and husband team, Yukiko Fuji (bass) and Satoru Nakagawa (guitar) are American roots music enthusiasts who met over ten years ago at Berklee College of Music. Tokyo Tramps was born in Boston, its name derived from the Bruce Springsteen song Born to Run. (“Tramps like us, baby we were born to run.”) Together with drummer Tyler Shaban, they bring their love of the blues in a way that is respectful to the art form and sure to entertain. The Tokyo Tramps have enjoyed playing all over the US, including Malden, and have won numerous awards both locally and nationally.
This concert will be preceded by an artist reception 6:30-7:30pm, “Blue“, featuring two and three dimensional artwork inspired by the color blue, a feeling, word, the blues or music by Tokyo Tramps.
Students & Seniors free
Guitar and VocalIn 1990, just graduated from high school in Japan, Satoru came to America to become a musician. Knowing the south is the birthplace of rock'n'roll, his musical journey began in Louisiana. He lived from town to town in south Louisiana. He moved to Boston in 1996, to deepen his studies in music.
His influences are B.B.King, Taj Mahal, Otis Rush, Lightning Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Los Lobos, Elmore James, Snooks Eaglin, and so on.