Otsuka, Akira


  • From Japan; lives in the Washington DC area.
  • Best known as the impressive mandolin player with The Bluegrass 45, a legendary bluegrass band from Japan.
  • Has become a fixture in the Washington DC bluegrass scene, plays all the bluegrass instruments.
  • Also played in a group called Grazz Matazz, house band at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA.
  • 2012, released first solo project on Patuxent Records First Tear.