Here is a list of links that I want to recommend to all interested. My purpose is not to create the most extensive lists around, but rather to give links that will offer further exploration in a variety of areas that touch my life. Enjoy.
This is one of the most comprehensive sites dedicated to the shakuhachi anywhere on the web.
A world class shakuhachi site with extensive links to all and many .
A web-based forum for all interested in shakuhachi
The site of master shakuhachi maker and inovator Ken LaCosse
Hosted by shakuhachi player, teacher, maker and promoter Alcvin Ramos
This leads you to the site of a very talented musician, visual artist and shakuhachi maker. Inspiring...
Master koto player and friend
Samurai Songs (hosted by Kerry Miller)
Possibly the only dedicated shakuhachi weekly radio show on the planet at WRFN-LPFM Radio Free Nashville 98.9
Jon Shingetsu Kypros, Japanese zen bamboo flute maker and teacher.
This is the website for top rate shakuhachi craftsman Perry Yung.
Music of All Sorts
f the top fussion guitarists in the city and a very important force to be reckoned with. Here is a link to Grant's band Gone Fission. Please enjoy.
This is the site of an excellent band out of Spokane, WA. , U.S.A. aptly named The Celtic Nots. Aside from being one of the best celtic infused bands around, one of its members, who is none other than James Hunter, is one of the original members of the nearly legendary virtual band Mother Tongue.
This is a jumping off point for information from an old friend who continues to contribute a great deal to peoples understanding of the world we share.
This is the official web site a flautist I had the excellent opportunity to share a stage with in Kumamoto, Japan. His music continues to inspire.
I've had the great pleasure of working in several different contexts with this great singer. Taren is currently pleasing blues audiences in the American northeast. Check out her site.
This site is in Japanese only. It is dedicated to the promotion of the arts in Kumamoto, Japan. The organizers are interested in changing the general downtown street, art life of the city and are doing a very good job of it if I don't say so myself.
Here is a link to a very talented composer from the Tokyo area who, among other types of music, is composing for the shakuhachi. This link is both in Japanese and English.
A top rate project recording studio in the midst of a mountain-side hinoki forest on Mt. Kinpo, Kumamoto, Japan.
The brain child of Derek Sivers , a virtual cd store dedicated to the promotion of independent musicians and their music who spells success by the amount of money it pays its musician clients. CD Baby is successful.
Another baby of Derek Sivers, offering web hosting for musicians including great tools for promotion and lots of support at a reasonable price.
I list this company for any interested in having their music pressed to cd for a reasonable price with good back up. I used their service and recommend them.
Yet another fine replication/duplication house with an excellent on-line user-friendly interface.
At Any Rate, Music!
This is a compelling site put together by my good friend and fellow Mother Tonguer, Richard Gilbert. It is primarily dedicated to all things Haiku, one of his many passions.
This is the site of Kumamoto potter Ruminori Deguchi. One of the many artisans living in the Mt. Kinpo area of Kumamoto.