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Live In-Studio: Tomo Nakayama

Tomo Nakayama @ THING 2023, Photo by Amber Knecht,
Photo by Amber Knecht,
Tomo Nakayama @ THING 2023

Afternoon Host, Loren Dixon, sat with Tomo Nakayama to talk about Parlor in the Round, the Seattle Music Scene, and his body of work.

Born in Japan and raised in Seattle, Washington, Tomo Nakayama is an artist whose melodic, complex and emotionally compelling music has been praised by NPR, the New York Times, and hometown radio station KEXP

When music journalists say things like 'this artist is a fixture in Seattle music,' there’s probably no one right now who fits that title better than Nakayama. - KEXP

After the critically acclaimed indie-folk albums “Fog on the Lens” and “Pieces of Sky” (named "Best Folk Act" by Seattle Weekly), Nakayama surprised his fans by releasing his latest album "Melonday" (on Porchlight Records), a collection of instantly memorable and undeniably danceable synthpop songs.

“Melonday” was named one of the Top Albums of the year by Seattle Times, KEXP, and Seattle Met Magazine,

Loren’s been on the Radio in Anchorage for 30 years. Since the mid 80's he's worked with Anchorage radio stations including KWHL, KFQD, KKLV, and KMXS. His passion for Music and the 'Triple-A' radio format began in the early 90’s which led to him to help establish the format for KNBA when the station signed on in 1996. When not on the radio hosting a music show and interviewing local and national music acts, he may be on a long road trip or you’ll find him hanging out at his log cabin in the quiet, but bear filled hillside valley of his hometown Anchorage.