The young Okinawan singer and sanshin player continues to make a name for himself on his second album, with a more distinctive brand of shimauta. Much in demand as a producer, session and support player, recently producing Okinawan singer Chihiro Kamiya and performing live with Okinawan star Rimi Natsukawa, including the national new year TV competetion 'kohaku'. This album includes some of Yonaha's own songs as well some traditional classics. He's a good singer, plays sanshin well and is backed up by a competent band. While good, the electric guitar and western drum kit on most tracks tend to drown out the music's undoubted qualities.