Montz' Newsletter

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MATSUMOTO MONTZ' music style is very unique.  His music is great mixture of folk and bluegrass with the flavor of Japanese local music and the spice of Indian traditional.  He started his music career as a professional musician in 1987 with the legendary Japanese folk group "Takaishi Tomoya & The Natasha Seven".  But he left the group soon, and he went to South India to study about traditional vocal and rhythm theory.  After returning to Kyoto, he formed his group with some musicians included a great percussion player Robin Lloyd and a mandolin player Miyazaki Katsuyuki.  He recorded his original songs with his group and released his first CD in 1996.  In 1997, he supported Peter Rowan's Okinawa Tour.  He has lived in Australia since 2002.  He was awarded the first place in Francis Folk Gathering Musicianship Contest and the Band Contest in 2003 and in 2004.  His original song in Japanese language has received high evaluation in Australia.  He released his second CD "Banjo Moon" in 2007.

About his CD, please visit CD page
Visit his official website;

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December 1, 2018
Watch The Pigs' video!  You can find Montz!
(or Search "Hillbilly Synthesiser" on YouTube.)
Montz Japan Tour 2018
Oct. 07 (Sun)
7:00  Yotaro (2-8 Sakuracho, Hirakata, Osaka  072-846-3380j2500 yen +order
Oct. 08 (Mon) 4:30  Honen-in Temple (30 Shishigatani Goshonodan-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto) Adv. 2000 yen / Door 2500 yen
Oct. 13 (Sat)  Ecotopia Sansuijin (179 Kutsuki Oisugi, Takashima, Shiga)
Oct. 14 (Sun) 7:00@Gnome (375 Ichinofunairi-cho, Kawramachi Nijo Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto  075-212-2101) with Kosaka Takeshi   2000 yen + order
Oct. 15 (Mon) 7:00  Uzura Gallery (58 Benkeiishi-cho, Sanjo Teramachi Nishiiru, Kyot) 2500 yen
Oct. 17 (Wed) 8:00@Gnome (375 Ichinofunairi-cho, Kawramachi Nijo Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto  075-212-2101) with Pete Denahy  2000 yen + order
Montz' Live Recording released!
It's his first live CD-R, that was recorded in June 17, 2018 at Uzura Gallery, Kyoto.  It includes 11 songs that has never been included in other albums, such as "Kakinomi", "Fune-ni Nore", "Nemure Otokotachi" and so on.  You can enjoy 17 songs in the 79 minutes long recording CD-R.  2,000 yen.  Contact: UZURA MUSIC (070-5500-1011 or
Matsumoto Montz Concert 2018
Jun. 17 (Sun) 6 pm Uzura Gallery (58 Benkeiishicho, Kyoto)  2500 yen
Matsumoto Montz, is coming!  This time, he plays only in Kyoto.  Don't miss it!
   You can listen to his music in our CD page.  More information is on Montz News page.
Jan. 06, 2018
Oct. 18, 2016

Montz' Official Website has been opened!
Aug. 11, 2014

Photo: Montz at Willie Smith's

Video: Montz with THE PIGS
Feb. 3, 2014
Montz in THE PIGS' video.
Nov. 2, 2011
Montz' new unit, "Voicestrings"
Oct. 26, 2011
Montz on YouTube.
Montz & Harry
Jam at a party in Adelede
Dear customers,
Matsumot Montz' "Banjo Moon" CD has an inner booklet, but we found some defective products which don't have ones.  We're very sorry.  We send it to you if you could 
email us.  We'll pay postal cost. Thank you.
TOMITA Tamito / Uzura Music Co.

Please read other pages, too!

Montz' newsletter 2006-2010
Montz' newsletter 2002-2005