Mush Hosotani

Man in leather jacket playing acoustic guitar.

Born in Tokyo, Mush Hosotani, aka "Boogie Boots," began teaching himself guitar at the age of 13 by listening to blues, Motown, R&B, funk, and rock. Within a year he was performing at local venues around Tokyo. In his early twenties, he traveled throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Mexico before settling in New York City. The moniker "Boogie Boots" derives from his original musical style, achieved by attaching a spoon to his boot as percussion to accompany his guitar. Hosotani creates a unique blend of energetic, soulful blues expressed through guitar rather than vocals. He hopes his music will "inspire all those who hear it" and "heal the tensions between differing peoples."