TAB Guitar School presents
"Fingerpicking Special" Concert Vol.2 (Dec. 13`16,1998)
I fully realized that the ability of Bob who keeps a position of top guitarists in USA where a lot of powerful musicians crush is inestimably great. In the world of pro-wrestling, it is often said that the contender's ability is grasped on grappling each other on the ring. it is equal to that. Bob was really a great musician. I said to him "You are like NWA world heavy weight champion" and then he said "Music is not fight". But since he also said "My playing is close to breath of karate or tai chi.", it may not be altogether irrelevant to martial arts. And actually he punches his National guitars and gives karate chops to them so hard.
Bob has the broad musicality from blues, Hawaian, calypso, old jazz, African, India flavor and so on. It can be described as "One-Man World Music Festival". And he presented his acrobatic and fascinating performances which he had learned through his experience of street performing, such as slide playing with his arms crossed, twirling the guitar, pounding techniques, palm harmonics, artificial wow tricks, etc.. Anyway he was the ultimate entertainer who never tires the audience.
On this tour, two guests joined us. One is an Okinawan musician Takashi Hirayasu who had recorded with Bob in Taketomi Isle and is expert on the sanshin. The other is Woody Mann who visited to Japan then. They performed several hot sessions with Bob. And I played several guitar duets with them. The last blues session we all played together greatly heated up, and I really enjoyed myself.
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Tokio Uchida / TAB Guitar School
Photo 1¥¥¥Bob's solo performance (in Osaka)
Photo 2¥¥¥Bob's solo performance (in Osaka)
Photo 3¥¥¥A scene in the guitar seminar #1
Photo 4¥¥¥A scene in the guitar seminar #2
Photo 5¥¥¥Tokio's solo performance (in Tokyo)
Photo 6¥¥¥Bob's solo performance (in Tokyo)
Photo 7¥¥¥Bob's solo performance (in Tokyo)
Photo 8¥¥¥Bob's solo performance (in Tokyo)Fhis new technique "artificial wow sound"
Photo 9¥¥¥The guitar duo by Bob and Woody (in Tokyo)
Photo 10¥¥¥The Delta blues duo by Tokio and Bob (in Tokyo)
Photo 11¥¥¥Blues session by Bob, Woody and Tokio! (in Tokyo)
Photo 12¥¥¥Singing Tokio and shocked Woody
Photo 13¥¥¥Posing all performers
Photo 14¥¥¥Fighting pose by Bob and Uchida
Photo 15¥¥¥Woody and Tokio posing friendly.
Photo 16¥¥¥Bob and Tokio sporting in TAB Guitar School's office