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Nacomi Tanaka

Nacomi is a Japanese female singer and guitarist.Nacomi grew up in Kyoto, Japan where Blues music first appeared in the1970’s.Her father loved the sound of country music and Dixieland jazz.As a result, she grew up listening to Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Fats Domino.The roots of all American music, the Blues, became her music roots too,listening to music from Muddy Waters, Little Walter、B.B.King and Howlin Wolf.

After graduating from university, she left her music behind for almost twenty years to work and raise a family.In 2001, Nacomi returned to play the music she grew up with, the Blues. Her love and respect for the music from the South made her start a charitable fundraiser after the hurricane Katrina disasters hit Texas and Louisiana. Her contributions can be seen on MusiCares. Nacomi’s works are heard throughout Japan. She has been covered often by Japanese media, in print and on television.She is happy to call many legendary artists her friends, including Cyril Neville, Elvin Bishop, June Yamagishi, Mud Morganfield, Billy Flynn and John Gros.

Nacomi has released two albums with BSMF Records, one with Swampie Records.The latest album is to tribute to LittleWalter.Nacomi has played at Japan Blues Festival for three years , at Taiwan Blues Festival for 4 years , Taiwan Blues Cruise for 2 years and at Little Walter Music Festival in 2014 and in 2015. She often visits US and sit in her friends’venue and jam session.

For six years, Nacomi has played hostess on Internet radio station OTONaMazu, with a blues show called Catfish Blues. Nacomi has interviewed Living Blues Outstanding Blues Singer nominee, John Nemeth, as well as other well known Blues musicians such as Elvin Bishop, Angela Strehli, Tracy Nelson, and Ruth Davies. Her current band is named "Nacomi and the Blues Temple". Nacomi currently lives in Kobe, Japan.

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