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  • Snarky Puppy Announces European Tour with Special Guests

    Snarky Puppy Announces European Tour with Special Guests

    Snarky Puppy has announced an extensive tour of Europe that will take the band across the continent from April to June. The band, led by bassist Michael League, will kick things off in Budapest, Hungary on April 20th and eventually wrap things up on June 7th in Eindhoven, Netherlands. They’ll be joined by several of... »

  • House of Waters: An Interview with Moto Fukushima

    House of Waters: An Interview with Moto Fukushima

    Typically we think of a power trio as guitar, bass, and drums, but House of Waters isn’t your typical power trio. The trio mixes things up with Max ZT on hammered dulcimer, Ignacio Rivas Bixio on percussion, and Moto Fukushima on bass. Fukushima was born and raised in Japan, moving to the United States in... »

  • Video Premiere: House of Waters “Black Mallard” (Live at Rubbertracks)

    Video Premiere: House of Waters “Black Mallard” (Live at Rubbertracks)

    Last August, I discovered House of Waters and was floored by their video, “In Waves”. The band has just extended the honor of allowing us to debut this exclusive premiere of “Black Mallard,” performed live. The trio of Moto Fukushima on bass, bandleader Max ZT on hammered dulcimer, and Ignacio Rivas Bixio on drums offers... »

  • House of Waters: 17

    House of Waters: 17

    One of my favorite musical discoveries of 2016 was finding House of Waters. They’re such a unique band. Here’s the trio, with Moto Fukushima on bass, performing the tune “17”, from their self-titled . »

  • House of Waters: Sense

    House of Waters: Sense

    Back in August, we shared House of Waters’ video, “In Waves“, which generated enough views to make the top 10 for the month. Here’s another terrific video by the band, which features Moto Fukushima on bass, Max ZT on Hammered Dulcimer and Luke Notary on percussion. Read about this exciting band in the link above,... »

  • House Of Waters: In Waves

    House Of Waters: In Waves

    Here’s another band I recently discovered that just blew me away. House of Waters features the trio of Hammered Dulcimer virtuoso Max ZT, bassist Moto Fukushima and percussionist Luke Notary. Members of the band have some impressive credentials too. Fukushima has performed with Mike Stern, Leni Stern, Karsh Kale, Dave Weckl, Joe Lovano and countless... »