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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