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Saturday, September 8, 2012

I Keep Wondering - Shun Kikuta

Shun is an internationally renowned musician traveling around the world entertaining audiences with his soulful, explosive, and heart-retching music. He crosses the globe including Europe, Bahamas, Central America, Asia, Oceania and Canada several times each year touring with late Koko Taylor, "The Queen of Blues", 2010 Chicago Music Awards winning band J.W.Williams & Chitown Hustlers and his own group, Shun Kikuta Band.

Shun resides in Chicago since 1990 and he has performed and recorded with such blues, soul, R&B and jazz legends as B.B.King, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Johnny and Shemekia Copeland, Bo Didley, Robert Lockwood Jr, Hubert Sumlin, James Cotton,Tyrone Davis, Willie Clayton, Brian McKnight, Dave and Louise Myers, Irma Thomas, Denise LaSalle, Marva Wright, Roy Hargrove, Mark Turner, Mark Whitfeild, Kenny Wayne Shepperd, Pinetop Perkins, Lonnie Brooks, Eddy Clearwater, Marcia Ball, Kenny Neal, Billy Branch, Dan Aykroyd (Blues Brothers) and Susan Tedeschi.

Shun has recorded several his own albums such as "Rising Shun"(2007) and also appeared on many albums as a guitarist includes Koko Taylor's Grammy Awards nominated "Old School (Alligator Records, 2007)".

Shun has appeared on many TV shows and news including PBS "An evening with B.B.King"(2003) as a band leader and performed with Mr.King. After this session Mr. King called Shun as "Light (skin colored) B.B.King". Shun also appeared on Kennedy Center Honors(2008) to honor Morgan Freeman performing with Koko Taylor, Pinetop Perkins, Honeyboy Edwards and Willie "Big Eye" Smith.

Shun also appeared on "Father and Sons", a part of the seven series of "THE BLUES" movie directed by Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood and 5 other directors.
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