KLUSO - Promo Bio
KLUSO?...his music embodies the essence of a remarkable journey growing up as a West-coast baby boomer/self-taught teenage drummer, to closet guitarist, and then, after a whirlwind diversion as a fighter pilot for the U.S. Air Force, finally finding providence as a performing artist/singer/songwriter. This ?late starter?s? slow but deliberate and positive growth has enabled KLUSO to establish an enormous amount of experience in creating successful bands and expanding his merits as a singer/songwriter and performing artist.
With his ?solo artist? hat on, KLUSO performs as an acoustic oriented act and has also been off and on with the group he helped form 9 years ago - The ChickMagnets.
In addition, KLUSO has formed a production/promotion company, BotE, which aims to provide other local artists and bands a coop oriented way to expand booking and promotion opportunities.
These alternative venues as a full-up-guitar band, solo artist, and producer/promoter further define KLUSO's commitment in promoting his love of music, performing, helping other artists, and connecting with his audience and fans.
KLUSO is a ?story teller?. His lyrics take you on a humanistic view of our journey through life and poignantly dig deeper than what may be apparent at first listen. KLUSO?s unique vocal delivery and musical style supports the audience with simple but well crafted melodies that move you to a logical grasp of the fundamental nature of the song and story to be told.
KLUSO's debut CD, aptly named DELICATE EYE, released summer '06 and includes new original songs recorded with the help of local Tokyo artists and songs previously recorded with his working band over the last year. DELICATE EYE takes you on a retrospective look at our lives through a common bond of experiences and thoughts. The music covers a broad spectrum from alternative folk, to pop-rock, to alt-country. It is truly Americana in its essence and is an accurate representation of KLUSO's style and song craft.
World-wide acknowledgement of KLUSO's work is now also evident. His epic alt-folk ballad SECRET WAR was recently recognized and posted on Neil Young's Living with War website and has rapidly moved up the chart.
KLUSO has relocated from Tokyo to Okinawa, Japan and is currently actively engaged in live performance venues in the vibrant Okinawa music scene while compiling his next set of songs for his follow on CD to DELICATE EYE.