The Japanese-born guitarist returns to Isis on Aug. 9.
Hiroya — who will be will be performing at Isis Restuarant & Music Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 2 — began his musical journey on this most Appalachian of instruments, though growing up in rural Japan didn’t make it easy for him to learn
The musician, who is currently based in New York, where he performs with his band Interoceanico, makes a stop at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Thursday, March 10. He’ll play an intimate set in the venue’s upstairs lounge. In advance, he talked to Xpress about his move to the U.S., his global influences and his newest project.