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Join me as I visit different studios across the US, record with and pick the brains of musicians. Season 1: NYC, LA, SEATTLE.

Update 5/23: Join me for my final telethon Wednesday at 3:44pm PT with special guests Patrick Epino of The National Film Society and the one and only Tamlyn Tomita! We'll be broadcasting from gohnakamura.com

I had a dream about a musical travel show, kind of like Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations," but instead of being food-based, it'd be about visiting different musicians and studios... and, yeah, there'd be food too.  

So, I'm starting this Kickstarter to film a web series where I go city to city, book a few days in a recording studio, invite some of my favorite musicians over, and do what I love doing most: make music.

I've been doing the solo singer songwriter thing for about 7 years now, and it feels right for me to do something a bit different for my next project...  I decided to form a musical collective of my favorite musicians all over the states (and world), and make the most awesome recordings I possibly can.  This is a musical exploration that will take me across the states in Season 1.  I am excited and a little scared.

Each episode will include: 

  • interviews of different musician/songwriter/arrangers
  • checking out the neighborhood of the studio (i.e. where to eat, find solace, get a drink)
  • surprise guests
  • a lot of music making! 

I've budgeted out each session to be about 9k to record for episode.  Funds will go towards paying the musicians, covering studio/engineer costs, travel, film production costs and food (interviews will be done over a meal!)

Also, I've got a few surprises in store that I hope to reveal to you if we can hit our funding goal.

Each session will be eclectic and a unique jam. I have no idea what's gonna happen, and am a bit scared, but I think that's a good sign. 

I'd like to thank you for your amazing support, and I hope you can help me make this journey possible.  

XO,

Goh 

2012 Goh Nakamura Studio Tour

Episode 1: New York City

Trailer: http://bit.ly/KilZGL

Episode 2: Los Angeles

Episode 3: Seattle

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