Join us for an evening of music with the 'ukulele-powered Hawaiian jam-rock band Kanekoa.
For this performance, the band will feature singer/rhythm ukulele player Kaulana Kanekoa, ukulele virtuoso Vince Esquire, and Uncle Don Lopez on the U-Bass.
Sailing in on a wave of blissful sound, Maui’s Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winning band Kanekoa has become a global phenomenon. Powered by electric ‘ukuleles and exotic rhythms, these ‘ukulele masters ride the wave of Hawaiian roots with jam band energy, creating a sound they call Hawaiian jam-rock. For the last 25 years audiences never fail to swoon over their soulful originals and crafty covers interpreted with pure originality.
The Grateful Dead’s drummer Bill Kreutzmann goes so far as to call them, “the Hawaiian Grateful Dead.” David Hidalgo of Los Lobos says, “These guys scare me. They are that good.” The Maui News says “Kanekoa’s new album, Songs from the Great Disruption, is easily one of the best releases by a Maui band ever.”
Once you hear Vince Esquire’s lead ‘ukulele, it isn’t surprising to know why Vince was invited to play with the Allman Brothers band at their legendary Beacon Theater shows by his good friend Gregg Allman.— To hear this band, and the music that comes from their four strings…is to love this band.
This event is part of The Prebys Performance Series: Live Music in an Intimate Setting. The Prebys Performance Series has been made possible in part by The Conrad Prebys Foundation.