Santa Cruz Loopfest

Goh Nakamura is a Los Angeles based musician who writes ditties about parking tickets, impossible crushes and faraway dreamlands. With one foot in the traditional troubadour world and another in the digital age, he performs at venues small, large, and virtual, to an enthusiastic and ever growing audience. A fortuitous 2007 feature on YouTube's front page brought his music videos over a million views and earned him a new fanbase from all over the world.

Goh's talents have also found a home in the film industry. Goh's vocals and guitar work are featured prominently on the scores to Ridley Scott films A Good Year, American Gangster, and Body of Lies. His song "Daylight Savings" is included on the soundtrack to the Robert Benton film Feast of Love, starring Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear.

Goh starred in two indie feature films inspired by his music; Surrogate Valentine and Daylight Savings. Both films were directed by Dave Boyle, and debuted at SXSW 2011-2012. Goh was awarded a special jury prize for his acting at the Dallas International Film Festival.

In 2017 Goh was commissioned by Rob Buscher of the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival to perform a live score to the 1919 Silent Film "The Dragon Painter" starring the legendary Sessue Hayakawa.

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