Once upon a time, a highly gifted Japanese guitarist came across the Ventures and was swept up by the Nashville sound. Later, his principal inspiration was Les Paul, Jerry Reed, James Burton and Chet Atkins. Ever since, "Dr. K." has turned into a studio professional and has enhanced countless sessions. He has also released instructional videos explaining his special technique.
"A Strange Tale" is a crossover country-rock album with a relaxed and unforced mood. But listening closely, you can detect wonderfully carved arrangements and perfect instrumental sounds exhibiting an impeccable sense of aesthetics. Dr. K. celebrates this mix of country, folk, bluegrass and rock ‘n’ roll with big band orchestration using several acoustic electric guitars, pedal steel, bass, drums and keyboards. It might have come from the top Nashville studio.
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Tokutake Hirofumi: acoustic guitar
Takashi Ozaki: pedal steel guitar
Kaoru Hoshikawa: acoustic guitar
Masahiko Rokukawa: bass guitar
Cozy Miura: percussion
Yoshihiro Arita: banjo
Piano Koji: accordion