Please view our most up-to-date COVID-19 guidelines before entering the show: http://www.tractortavern.com/tractor-covid-guidelines When music journalists say things like this artist is a fixture in Seattle music, theres probably no one right now who fits that title better than Nakayama. - KEXPBorn in Japan and raised in Seattle, Washington, Tomo Nakayama is an artist whose melodic, complex and emotionally compelling music has been praised by NPR, New York Times, and The Stranger. After two critically acclaimed indie-folk albums Fog on the Lens and Pieces of Sky (named Best Folk Act by Seattle Weekly), he surprised his fans by releasing the synthpop album Melonday (on Seattle label Porchlight Records). Co-produced by Yuuki Matthews (The Shins, Teardrops, Sufjan Stevens) and mastered by Dave Cooley (M83, Paramore, Tame Impala), Melonday was named one of the Top Albums of 2020 by Seattle Times, KEXP, and Seattle Met Magazine, and debuted at #1 on the NW Charts. He has toured across the US and Japan, sharing the stage with Sons of Kemet, Cornelius, Thao, Ben Gibbard, Damien Jurado, Built to Spill, Wye Oak, and Shugo Tokumaru. He has collaborated with Dave Matthews, Sera Cahoone, Jherek Bischoff, and Jeremy Enigk (Sunny Day Real Estate). An active, longtime member of the Seattle music and arts community, Tomo has also curated and produced events for Forterra (Ampersand Live) and Town Hall, where he also served as Artist in Residence. He also composed music and appeared as an actor in the Lynn Shelton film Touchy Feely with Elliot Page and Rosemarie DeWitt.