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Some friends of mine asked if country music star Tomi Fujikawa could borrow my guitar for a couple of TV appearances and at her documentary film opening at the San Diego Asian Film Festival.  Normally I don't feel comfortable with people taking or playing my guitar, but I agreed.  It was a special occasion.  Here it is in action!

Last minute show- The Terry Matsuoka Electric Duo at The Ken Club tonight with the Slants!  We go on first at 8pm.


Last Friday!  Talent Heavy- Evan Bethany, Saba, Chad Tuthill, Catherine Nguyen and Terry Matsuoka!

This is the last Friday of my series at Piazza Carmel!  It's an extremely talent heavy last show.  My friend Evan Bethany will be playing from 7-8pm.  If you like singers like Cat Power and Rachel Yamagata, I think that you will probably like Evan's music.  She is having another great San Diego songwriter Saba join her to sing.  

In addition to that, Chad Tuthill will be joining me on bass from 6-7pm.  Catherine Nguyen will also join me on vocals somewhere between 5-7pm.  I'm very excited to end my residency for the fall at Piazza Carmel in such a manner.  Please come join us.


Chad and I will be playing at Piazza Carmel today from 5-8pm!  Today I want to focus on how our guitar to bass notes are working together.  Catherine will join me for a few songs as well.  Come join us!

Chad (bass player for my band) proposed to his special lady singer-songwriter Lindsey Yung!  I stole this from the Chad's Facebook post:

This past weekend, I celebrated my special lady’s bday by taking her up to Disneyland (a place that meant a lot to us in the first year of our relationship) and staying at the Grand Californian Hotel! It was there that I asked her to be my wife and where she said YES, thus magically transforming her into my fiancée smile emoticon I get to marry my favoritest person that I’ve known since I was in the 3rd grade. Though she is already my family, I can’t wait to make it official and become the permanent team we were always destined to be!

My show at Piazza Carmel this Friday will start with me playing a set from 5-7pm.  From 7pm, Kenny Eng (www.kennyeng.com) will join us for a rousing solo set.  Catherine Nguyen will also join me onstage for some singing.  It'll be a great night. 

More information on the Calendar page.


Starting this Friday, I'll be playing at Piazza Carmel (5-8pm) every week for 6 weeks!  I am inviting some of my talented friends to join me.  Here's what I have planned so far:

September 25- Terry Matsuoka

October 2- Terry Matsuoka, Catherine Nguyen and Kenny Eng (solo set)

October 9- Terry Matsuoka, Catherine Nguyen and Chad Tuthill and Rodney Jones

October 16- Terry Matsuoka, Catherine Nguyen and Chad Tuthill

October 23- Terry Matsuoka, Catherine Nguyen (solo set) and Chad Tuthill

October 30- Terry Matsuoka, Catherine Nguyen, Chad Tuthill and Evan Bethany (solo set)

There will also be guest appearances by Lindsey Yung!

Piazza Carmel

3810 Valley Centre Drive

San Diego, CA 92130

right off of the 56 near the 5.

My friend David Chien shared this very interesting article on how streaming music royalties are being distributed with me. It's long by very eye opening. The silent protest for September is to play indie artists 24/7 at a very low volume. If you need any indie artists to play, keep me in mind!

Streaming Music is Ripping You Off- Cutepoint


I'm the pre-show entertainment before an outdoor screening of Disney's "Frozen" at Piazza Carmel.  It's a shopping plaza right off of the 56 near the 5.  I'll start playing around 6:15pm.  The screening will begin once it gets dark... and no, I won't be doing a cover of "Let It Go".  Bring the kids and make a night out of it.  There's a nice Thai restaurant across the way.

Look to your left.  I've added some new dates!

My DSLR series has new dates for 3 Wednesdays- October 14, 21 and 28.  If you have a DLSR camera that you don't know how to use… this class is for you!

Then I have a Happy Hour acoustic performance at Bella Vista Caffe and Social Club across from UCSD July 10.  I'm sure that the weather will be beautiful, so i'll be out on the patio performing.  Enjoy the weather and a glass of wine or cold beer after work.



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