Every tour I do I try to make at least one show with out using my array of effect pedals. So for this show in Shimokitazawa I chose to use only my Guitar/voice and Harmonica.
However when I arrived I found there was one additional instrument on offer. One of my support acts for the night was Reina Kitada. A French/Japanese violinist and vocalist who was full of character and beauty in both her playing style and her vocals. The french influence clear in both.
So anyway I got going with my set by digging out old tune ‘Time & Places‘ before geting a little more modern with the material.
For the song Reality & Pretence Reina joined me on the violin. It was a pleasure as always to hear her doing her thing 🙂
You can check out a video of the performance recorded by a member of the audience here:
It was a true joy to discover after the show that member of the audience had seen me a few times before and for them it was truly refreshing and surprising for them to hear me without the effects.
This made the whole process seem far more rewarding.