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Shun Kikuta "Shogun of the Blues"

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Shun Kikuta takes time out from his 2013 Japan Tour to talk with ME, Mary E about the  his life, music, and the BLUES! During our conversation he shared his life from Japan, to Berkley to Chicago to Taiwan. Listen in as he talks about the late great Koko Taylor, and BB King. 
Currently he has his own bands "Shun Kikuta & Legend of Rockers" and "Shun Kikuta & Blues Project". 
Shun is an internationally renowned guitarist traveling around the world. He has been a right hand man for late Koko Taylor, "The Queen of Blues" and 2010 Chicago Music Awards winning band J.W.Williams & Chitown Hustlers over a decade. 
Shun has recorded several his own albums such as "Rising Shun"(2007) and also appeared on many albums as a guitarist includes Koko Taylor's Grammy Awards nominated "Old School (Alligator Records, 2007)".
"Shogun of the blues"
__ Asia Wall Street Journal (Hong Kong)
" Shun Kikuta becomes world ambassador of the blues"
__ Daily Herald (U.S.A)
" Digging into the strings of his Fender Telecaster, Shunsuke Kikuta channels the crying vibrato of B.B.King one minute and the piercing attack of Albert Collins the next"
__ Chicago Tribune (U.S.A)
"Shun Kikuta, a fine Japanese guitarist who has absorbed the classic Chicago sounds and play them with the feel and confidence."
__ Blues & Rhythm (United Kingdom)