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Tomo Nakayama in The Fireside Room

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Named "Best Folk Act" by Seattle Weekly, Tomo Nakayama has consistently created music that is complex, nuanced, and emotionally compelling. His decade of work both as a solo artist and as frontman in his chamber-pop band Grand Hallway has been praised by NPR, New York Times, and KEXP.

Known for his crystalline high-tenor voice, intricate fingerpicking, cinematic production style, and simple, poetic lyrics imbued with warmth and humanity, Tomo ’s songs have drawn comparisons to Paul Simon, Elliott Smith, and Jeff Buckley.