About

Joseph Sanger is a British musician, songwriter and performer.

As a teenager, he started his musical career playing blues piano in pubs and clubs around Norwich, before moving on to keyboards, banjo and various other instruments in a multitude of bands and projects.

He has been studying the shakuhachi for several years under the tutelage of Mende Ryuzan and attained a shihan (master) certificate in 2014.

Currently he lives in Hiroshima. As well as playing the shakuhachi, he makes electronic music under the name Daftberk, and banjo-looping blues as Joe Blood and the Bleedin’ Noras.