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Kan Mikami (三上寛) takes much of his inspiration from the school of singer/songwriters and blues vocalists. From the rural district of Tsugaru, Mikami's parched voice and plaintive electric guitar (sometimes the only backing) reveals the true spirit of the folkish sad blues, even though he sings in Japanese. Of course, comparisons to Muddy Waters or Howlin' Wolf are just as far from the truth as Bertolt Brecht or Jacques Brel, but the guitarist weaves elements of all three to… read more

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  • Avatar for Kyzumi
    Please use the correct tag: [artist]三上寛[/artist]
  • Avatar for baramaya
    Haven't listened to this in such a long time, just fell in love all over again.
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    japanese tag bro
  • Avatar for Ackibear
    The more I hear, the more I love. Such a strong, haunting voice.
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  • Avatar for Ackibear
    I only have Barking Practice /// White Lines, but I absolutely love it. He's an absolute legend. I love this.
  • Avatar for orsacufolle
    Great artist! I really like his sounds: marvelous!
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    saw him with keiji, was pretty cool.

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