Shoji Tabuchi

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Birthday
16, 1944
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1944 (age 75)
Birthplace
Japan

About

Japanese-born fiddle player and singer known for his work in the country music genre. In 1990, he opened his own performance venue, The Shoji Tabuchi Theatre, in Branson, Missouri.

Before Fame

As a child growing up in Japan, he studied classical violin but most loved American country music. During his college years, he started a band, The Bluegrass Ramblers, that went on to win a Japanese national music contest.

Trivia

He established a music scholarship to honor his son, Thomas Jason Lingo-Tabuchi, who passed away at age nineteen.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Ishikawa, Japan. He later moved to the United States and settled in Missouri with his first wife, Mary Jo. He wed second wife Dorothy Lingo in 1980.

Associated With

As a young man, he attended and was greatly inspired by an Osaka, Japan concert given by Grand Ole Opry star Roy Acuff.