Slow Hand is a tiny little basement bar/live house situated on the south-east corner of Marutamachi and Karasuma. When they don’t have live music the bar is dedicated to ’70s music. But they have a lot of live music. Last Thursday, I went to see our old friend Okuda Satoko and two other singer/songwriters play there. Some of you may remember Satoko from her wonderful performance at the “Voices for Umekoji” event. This is her latest song (and I think it’s lovely). Just click on the picture to see the video.
After Satoko’s performance last Thursday, a visiting American singer (on his way to Thailand apparently), named Frank Schweikhardt played a nice set of original, moody tunes with his backpacker guitar. If you like what you hear in the next video you can download his album here.
Finally, the host of the event was a guy named Kurimoto Hideaki. To be frank, this guy, when he speaks, is a little awkward. One might even say odd. But then defying all expectation, he wraps his hands around his guitar and starts singing – and he’s transformed! Really great stuff! Click on his picture to see his video.