About "leaf for fukushima"
Since the 311 disaster in Japan, I have been opening the show by having the audience be in silent prayer while I play this piece for fund raising gigs in the US, France and Japan.
I believe that even a small leaf can stir the waters if it falls on the surface...
What I can do is very small, but I will continue to support Fukushima.
This version includes Ryuichi sakamoto (piano) and U-Zhaan (Tabla)
"Shimmy" (Guitarist/Bassist) is a nickname and stage name.
Shimmy has been performing with many artists not only in Japan but internationally for live performances and recordings including MI-GU, THE CORNELIUS GROUP, if by yes, Plastic Ono Band, Mike Watt, Nels Cline and many others. Shimmy often performs with internationally acclaimed artists such as Yoko Ono, David Byrne, Lou Reed and Ryuichi Sakamoto; those who are also his own musical influences.