The famed guitarists Daniel Ho and Tak Matsumoto will discuss their new collaborative album Electric Island. Acoustic Sea at The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on Oct. 10, and you can purchase tickets here.
Ho, born in Kaimuki, Hawaii, is a GRAMMY winning, world renown musician, who isn’t only a masterful Slack-key guitar and ukulele player, he’s a successful producer and recording engineer as well. He’s also extremely prolific, releasing a slew of solo albums, including 2009’s He Nani, 2011’s E Kahe Malie, 2012’s On a Gentle Breezy and 2014’s Our World Song.
As for the Osaka, Japan-born Matsumoto — simply known as Tak — he grew to fame as the guitarist for the rock group B’z, a duo that consists of himself and vocalist Koshi Inaba. Matsumoto also established a serious reputation as a solo artist after dropping albums like Dragon from the West in 2002, Strings of My Soul in 2012 and New Horizon in 2014.
Electric Island. Acoustic Sea will be the first joint album by Matsumoto and Ho, which is described as a personal project for both of them. Plus, the LP captures sounds from their respective cultures, hence the word “island” in the title. Listeners will also get to hear sounds from the Koto, a traditional Japanese string instrument, as well as the Slack-key guitar on the project.
Besides speaking in-depth about the new album at The GRAMMY Museum on Oct. 10, Matsumoto and Ho will also perform, so be sure to get your tickets here.