By Kyle Abbott on August 15, 2017

Bachi on the Horn (E03) - "You must be so excited!"

There's no question, Mike and I have a deep connection with shamisen and truly love it more than any other instrument. On the same hand, after 13+ years of playing, the mystery of the instrument and wide-eyed excitement has long since mellowed into a normalized “extension of one's soul” connection, similar to that of which you hear from happy couples who have been together for 40 years.

When playing shamisen at a professional level, it's common to get questions still posed from a level of excitement and wonder that usually isn't asked to guitar players and such instrumentalists. What questions are those? How do we feel about them? Listen on!

Episode References

Abbott Family Band
Aomori TV Segment on Kyle
Hot Spice
Chikuzan biography
Mike's Kadozuke Video

Have any topic suggestions for future podcast episodes? Please write in the comments below! Mike and I are eager to address your questions!

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