Tacoma-based songwriter Gen Obata brings his songs about foggy-mountain megamalls, trailer-park guitars, big black cats, grandmas online and plastic hearts to The Laughing Goat on Wednesday, August 23rd from 8 to 9 p.m. Obata has been writing songs and playing flatpick guitar since the 1970’s. He helped found the St. Louis-based traditional bluegrass band, The Seldom Home, and was also a member of the eclectic acoustic bands Raven Moon and City Folk. Gen is currently a member of the Tacoma-based Bluegrass band Barleywine Revue, the Americana trio Cosmo’s Dream, the acoustic duo Unassuming Beekeepers, and the alt-country band Road Work. [Organizer's description]
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