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Check out these cool graphics of the artwork for my new EP remix album "Remade".  It's interactive, so you can move it around and look at all sides of it.  When the physical CD comes out, you have to get it.  I am very impressed by the print quality of the graphics.

You'll be able to see original drawings that I made in the link I've provided.  Some of these drawings were made as rewards for fans that donated to my Kickstarter campaign for the original album "Handmade".  Here are the donors that inspired the artwork on here and what they asked me to draw:

Pon Khampunbuan- a self-portrait in green.  So that has become the back of the album

Cheryl Cayabyab- something from the past, present and future of myself.  That is the drawing of my Yamaha steel string acoustic guitar.  In the original, there's also a poster on the wall about an upcoming show.  My dad gave me this guitar as a youth.  I still use it to this day.

Trevor Bruford- he left it completely up to me what I wanted to make.  I call this one "The Sample".  Here, someone is cutting up music from a long time ago to construct it into something new.  I thought this was the perfect fit for this album. 

The other components:

Joseph Naval- I asked him to make a graphic representation of the crane drawing that I did for the cover of "Handmade".  I wanted to use that graphic for a t-shirt that was an additional reward for the Kickstarter campaign for "Handmade".  So the left side of the cover for "Remade" is Joe's design.  I have my original drawing blending into his graphic rendering.  It's meant to symbolize the remix or renewal of the older.   

Misawa Masanori (Like This Parade)- Originally, I had asked for Misawa's opinion on what the artwork should be like.  He suggested a drawing of a Wurlitzer electric piano to symbolize his contribution and my acoustic guitar to represent mine.  So I drew the Wurlitzer that is in the inside of the package.  I just couldn't make the Wurlitzer and guitar work for the cover.  

My new EP collaboration with Like This Parade will come out within the year... To be announced.

Please click here to see the artwork: 3D Rendering of the Remade Artwork


Terry Matsuoka is back at his residency at Piazza Carmel Shopping Plaza.  Every Thursday in September and October from 5-8pm, he'll be playing with some special guests! 

September 13- The Ingredients (Terry on guitar, Chad on bass, Rodney on drums)

September 20- Terry Matsuoka with Rodney on drums

September 27- The Ingredients

October 4- Terry Matsuoka with Rodney

October 11- Terry Matsuoka with Rodney

October 18- Terry Matsuoka with Rodney

October 25- Terry Matsuoka with Rodney


 The Ingredients are a three piece rock and soul band.  I sing vocals and play guitar.  Rodney Jones plays drums and Chad Tuthill is on the bass.  We've actually been together for a long time now, but we had always played under different names.  One show we'd be "Terry Matsuoka and the Frogs" and the next it might be "Terry Matsuoka and the Lazy Lovers".  It was a long standing joke that only we seemed to know was a joke.  

The Ingredients experience was a bit different than the Terry Matsuoka acoustic experience... so I thought we should have a real name and be a real band.  So, please come come out and hear/see us live sometime!

photos by Catherine Nguyen

Terry has been confirmed to be playing on the Main Stage from 6:30pm- 7pm.  He will then go up to the VIP Floor to perform from 8:30pm-9pm.  

A majority of my summer residencies are now finished (one last show October 26th at Piazza Carmel this Thursday!  Please come), but Pesto has invited me back for a number of Sundays coming up in the next few months.  These shows will still be from 3-5pm on Sundays:  October 29, November 12 and December 3 and 10.  

Also, please check out all of the new pictures we've posted on this website.  Go to the 'music' link above, then click on 'pictures'.  

This one is by photographer Devin Casteneda.

My residency at the Firefly was supposed to go on until the end of October.  But because of budget constraints, they have ended their summer live music program.  Thus, I will not be playing at the Dana for the rest of the year.

I had a great time playing there for all the great people hanging out at the Dana.  I really feel like I developed as an artist during this residency.  The lack of pressure of having to draw people and forcing me to be instrumental for a period, really let me experiment with my guitar and looping.  I feel like I have another really strong component to pull out for my live shows.  

Thank you good people of the Dana!

I'll be playing every Thursday from September 7- October 26 from 5-8pm at Piazza Carmel!  I'll have some special guest join me on different days... so keep updated right here or on my Facebook page.  They have good food with patios if you'd like to hang and have dinner- Gami Sushi, Villa Capri (Italian), Royal India and Marketplace Grill (Mediterranean).  I hope to see you there!


I'll be playing before some family movies outdoors at Piazza Carmel- a shopping plaza in Carmel Valley off of Interstate 56.  

I plan on staying to watch Moana and Sing!

I play from 6-8pm.  The movies start after.

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