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Goh Nakamura + John Miller + Derek Ted - $10 - ALL AGES

  • Red Rock Coffee 201 Castro Street Mountain View, CA, 94041 United States (map)


With aspirations of becoming a hotshot guitar slinger, Goh Nakamura attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in the 1990's, studying Charlie Parker and Bach while most of the world listened to Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Countless nights of stressful bar-tending spun quiet acoustic sessions inspired by the lyrical artistry of songwriters like Elliott Smith, Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello helped Goh develop his knack for writing dreamy Beatles-esque folk pop numbers.

While making a name for himself playing small clubs in San Francisco's singer/songwriter scene, Goh wrote and recorded his first album, "Daylight Savings." He hustled the home-burned CDs out of a suitcase until his break-through came in 2007 when his video for "Embarcadero Blues" was featured on YouTube's front page, racking up over a million views in its first few weeks and earning him an immense international fan base. This led to Goh's music being featured prominently in films such as Ridley Scott's A GOOD YEAR, AMERICAN GANGSTER, and BODY OF LIES. The title track of "Daylight Savings" was also included on the soundtrack to the Robert Benton film FEAST OF LOVE starring Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear.



Blending catchy and beautiful melodies with folk and finger-style guitar work, John Miller's soaring and dynamic voice captures a wide breath of energies and emotions. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Miller is a well traveled and seasoned songwriter and musician. Having just come fresh off a tour with West Coast Pop act Night Riots, he continues to gain presence in more and more places, sharing his unique style and brand of music with new ears.


Derek Ted is a local San Francisco songwriter, who's style verges on the fey and fantastic. Utilizing a dreamy and stylized sound, Derek Ted crafts beautiful, waltzy folk music. A facet of the Bay Area music scene for years, Ted has been fronting the folk trio Owl Paws for years, contributing to the dynamic landscape of San Francisco's live music arena. Now stepping out into a solo project, Ted brings his songwriting chops to a more intimate arena.

Earlier Event: August 8
Open Mic
Later Event: August 13
Clark Chim - FREE - 8pm - All Ages