Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai

Monqui Presents

Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai

Tim Hart

Sun, August 19

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


Seattle, WA

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai
Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai
Australian born and self-described vagabond Stu Larsen and Japanese
harmonica player Natsuki Kurai have announced a worldwide tour that will take them through
North America, UK, Europe and Japan. In May, the duo will perform several dates in Japan
before heading to the US & Canada later this summer and then on to the UK and Europe later in
the year. Full list of dates below.
Earlier this month, the duo released their second EP together, aptly titled Stu Larsen & Natsuki
Kurai II (via Nettwerk Records). The 4-song EP includes two original tracks – “My Poor Father”
and “Hajimari” – but, also two reinterpretations of tracks from Larsen’s last album Resolute –
“Chicago Song” and “Going Back To Bowenville.” Natsuki adds a swagger and energy to
Stu’s observations on life from his travels.
Nearly eight years ago, Natsuki and Larsen met in the middle of Tokyo and quickly connected
with each other. “I spoke no Japanese and Natsuki didn’t speak English so we found we had to
communicate in other ways. We both agree that this allowed us to form a deeper connection,
without words,” says Larsen. Since then, they’ve continued traveling back and forth from
Australia to Japan, playing shows and festivals along the way.
Tim Hart
Tim Hart
Born: 9th January 1948 Lincoln, England
Died: 24th December 2009 La Gomera, Canary Islands

Folk musician Tim Hart was singer and founder of the band Steeleye Span and played the dulcimer and guitar. Recorded and performed with the band throughout the 70's and also released an eponymous solo album in 1979. He left the band in 1982 to record a pair of solo albums and take on production duties for the band, The Monochrome Set. In 1988, he emigrated to the Canary Islands and spent several years restoring his health. In 1995, he was persuaded to take part in a five hour concert in the UK in aid of the charity "War Child." He had not performed afterwards outside of his home in La Gomera.