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Terry Matsuoka

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I'm going to play at the outdoor market on El Cajon Blvd in North Park.  It sounds like an awesome event.  Just look at all the cool stuff going on:


I didn't realize it until just now, but the San Diego Troubadour ran a review of my latest album "Handmade".  I'm sorry I missed it in print.  Well, here it is in it's entirety:


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“First of all, we exceeded our goal on Kickstarter! We raised over $4000 for the release of my new album Handmade. This is going to allow me to be able to give my new music a proper push into the world,” wrote Terry Matsuoka on his website, back in October 2013.

Immediately upon opening the plastic wrap, the touch of the card-stock utilized on the CD cover felt soft and silky, which accentuated the hand-drawn meld of a flower and a crane centered on the front. The lyrics of all 12 songs are inscribed on one of the eight panels as the quad-fold cover is unfurled, reminiscent of the lyrics on the LP record sleeves used back in the day which prevented our vinyl from getting scratched...


I will play with my band electric-stylee at Bella Vista Caffe February 5 from 5:30-7:30pm.  Please come join us!

Terry Matsuoka on vocals and electric guitar, Chad Tuthill on bass and Rodney Jones on the drums.  We will be playing electric, so it'll be a little more funky and raucous than my acoustic shows.  Catherine Nguyen will join on vocals and ukulele for a few songs- most notably, she'll be singing lead on my song "With (Him) Her Too".  

We'll be playing on the patio, which is super beautiful and relaxing for the Happy Hour time we'll be playing.  Bella Vista has many quality beers, wines and teas available.  Unwind and be soak in the tunes.


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.

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