Bluegrass 45 - Photos
From ??? in 1971 by Larry Marschall

Josh Otsuka (guitar), Sab Watanabe Inoue (banjo), Akira Otsuka (mandolin)

In '71, we played at Beanblossom, Country Gentlemen's in Webster, MA, all three Carlton Haney's festival (Berryville, VA, Gettysburg, PA & Campspring, NC), a contest in Callaway, MD.
We played many Country Music shows opening up for Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and Jerry Lee Lewis.
- Akira Otsuka, November 2016


From Akira Otsuka


City Jubilee concert (a series) in Osaka circa 1970 (a concert series) in Osaka circa 1970. Hippie days!
(photographer unknown)
Hsueh-Cheng Liao (fiddle), Akira Otsuka (mandolin), Josh Otsuka (guitar),
Sab Watanabe Inoue (banjo), Toshio Watanabe (bass)


Kishida Photography store in Takarazuka circa 1970 (Photo by Hitoshi Kishida)


Sogo Department store in the fall of 1971 after the US summer tour (photographer unknown)
Hsueh-Cheng Liao (fiddle), Josh Otsuka (guitar), Sab Watanabe Inoue (banjo),
unidentified girl, Akira Otsuka (mandolin).


1970 World Expo, Osaka, Canadian Pavilion - I'm pretty sure my mom (Tama Otsuka) took the picture.
guest fiddler Kunihiko Hayashi, Akira Otsuka (mandolin), Josh Otsuka (guitar),
Sab Watanabe Inoue (banjo) and Toshio Watanabe (bass).


1972 photo from John Delgatto of Sierra Records
-----------PHOTO HERE, COMING SOON-------------
Ready to leave for the East Coast in May 1972
My pleasant surprise at Grey Fox 2014
Akira shows up with Sab's daughter Yuiko, who brings me a greeting from her Dad!


Updated December 17, 2016
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