Gen Obata

Foggy-mountain megamalls, trailer-park guitars, big black cats, grandmas online and plastic hearts from Tacoma based songwriter Gen Obata.

Gen Obata has been writing songs and playing flatpick guitar since the 1970’s. He helped found the St. Louis-based traditional bluegrass band, The Seldom Home, and was also a member of the eclectic acoustic bands Raven Moon and City Folk. Gen is currently a member of the Tacoma-based bluegrass band Barleywine Revue, the americana trio Cosmo’s Dream, the acoustic duo Unassuming Beekeepers, and the alt-country band Road Work.

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