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Reika Hunt and Sara Kohno of Pirates Canoe will stop by WTJU this Thursday afternoon, March 10, around 4:30 (est) for a visit.
Pirates Canoe is a sometimes sextet, sometimes trio Americana roots band who began performing together in the summer of 2009 in the Kansai area of Japan. While their individual musical tastes vary—rock, blues, bluegrass, Irish and American folk, funk, soul, pop—together they are magic.
The band’s sound has a synergetic effect that’s more than the sum of the parts—Elizabeth’s mellow voice adds sorrow and sweetness, Sara’s eclectic musical sense pushes boundaries, and Kanako’s solid fiddle takes it to another dimension. When they play in their six-member “full-band” line-up, Kazuhiko insists on adding with his resophonic guitar only just what is needed, and Yossie and Jun’s solid rhythm section keeps it all together.
They compose most of their own songs, add a few cover tunes and play at venues, bars and cafes all over Japan.