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Japanese guitarist, Portland musicians to play July 6

Big Bridges will perform Monday July 6 at Lake Theater and Cafe.

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Big Bridges, a musical collaboration between Japanese rock guitarist Takashi O’Hashi and Portland musicians, will perform at 7 p.m. on July 6 at Lake Theater and Café, 106 N. State St. in Lake Oswego.

The group will perform “Will to Ascend,” composed by O’Hashi, with lead vocals and lyrics by Casey Neill and Kathryn Claire. Bassist Allen Hunter and drummers Derek Brown and Joe Trump formed the rhythm section for the recording sessions.

“Will to Ascend” features nine of O’Hashi’s songs. The live show includes some of each musician’s solo work, as well as select covers.

The musicians toured Japan in January, debuting the new music in venues packed by O’Hashi’s fans. Hunter, Neill and Claire have lived in Japan at various times and toured there with their musical projects. The songs carry a thematic thread of international travel and relocation that echoes the cross-cultural nature of the band.

Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, call 503-387-3236.


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