Maui Beat

‘Three Maui Divas’

The “Three Maui Divas” are back. Seven years after first uniting, Napua Greig, Amy Hanaiali‘i and Raiatea Helm will return to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului on Friday for a special concert. “We had so much fun the last concert we did together, and there have been so ...

Jackson Browne

When Jackson Browne was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bruce Springsteen praised him as “simply one of the best songwriters of all time, each song is like a diamond.” This revered artist’s most memorable songs include “These Days,” “The Pretender,” “Running on ...

Kapono 2 Beamer

Henry Kapono debuts his new “Artist 2 Artist” series at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater with an intimate concert featuring Keola Beamer. The two Hawaiian icons will share music and stories from their extensive careers and answer audience ...

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Steven Tyler, Mick Fleetwood, Willie K, surfer/musician Landon McNamara and Lily Meola will all perform at the Concert for Our Lives at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater in Kahului. The major ...

Ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro hits the stage solo at the MACC

While he has been lauded for many years as the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele, Jake Shimabukuro has been reticent about actually recording a Hendrix tune until now. On his forthcoming album set for summer release, the ukulele virtuoso interprets the rock legend’s epic “If 6 was 9.” “I ...

Intriguing new sounds Across the Sea from unique collaboration

For those with a taste for exotic instrumental collaborations, the new CD “Across the Sea” (Keala Records) offers an intriguing combination of Chinese erhu player Tsun-Hui Hung, with two Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning artists, Hawaiian steel guitarist Greg Sardinha and slack key ...

Rockin’ at MACC

In the summer of 1969 when Edgar Winter performed with his brother Johnny Winter at the legendary Woodstock Music Festival, he discovered the transformative power of music. “Woodstock really changed my life,” he recalls. “Music had been a personal thing to me, my own escape world. But ...

Easy, breezy hana hou!

Presenting his popular show, “The Songs of C&K Hana Hou!,” Henry Kapono returns at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to the Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, joined by Waikiki entertainer Johnny Valentine, Alx Kawakami of Manoa DNA and 2016 Most Promising Artist Na Hoku ...

‘Kukahi 2018’

“We’re at a really interesting crossroads as cultural practitioners, not only in the hula world but in the language world and just about every art form,” says kumu hula Keali‘i Reichel. “Looking back over the 30-odd years I’ve been teaching hula, it’s amazing to see. If you had ...

Dave Mason

Afounding member of the seminal British band Traffic, Dave Mason has recorded with many leading artists, from Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison to Eric Clapton and Fleetwood Mac. And now, he is set to release a six-song EP. Besides some remixed tunes from his 2008 album, “26 Letters — 12 ...

Lauryn Hill enlightens, inspires, and ‘keeps it moving’

After a long absence, Lauryn Hill returned to recording in 2015, paying tribute to Nina Simone on the album “Nina Revisited,” which was released in conjunction with the Netflix documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” “Because I fed on this music — both hers and lovers like her ...

‘Aotearoa’s Finest

Acclaimed Maori musician Maisey Rika routinely wins awards in her homeland of New Zealand. Last September she dominated the 10th Annual Waiata Maori Music Awards winning Best Traditional Maori Album for her latest recording, “Tira,” along with Best Female Solo Artist, Best Song by a Maori ...

Award-winning vocalist brings soul to Maui – Lisa Fischer

One of the amazing background singers featured in the Oscar-winning documentary “20 Feet from Stardom,” Grammy-winner Lisa Fischer has performed with such legends as the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and Sting. A remarkably gifted, soulful vocalist, in the last couple of ...

Sweet Judy blue eyes

Back in the late 1960s after Stephen Stills encountered Judy Collins, he immortalized their love affair in his classic song “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” Fifty years later the two musician friends decided to team for an album “Everybody Knows” that revives songs from their individual works. ...

Ozomatli . . .

Ozomatli came up with a brilliant concept for their latest album, “Nonstop: Mexico to Jamaica,” reimagining classic and contemporary Mexican hits through the filter of various facets of reggae. Thus Richie Valens classic “La Bamba” is completely transformed into a joyous, reggaefied ...

Maui’s the place for a rockin’ New Year’s Eve

The co-writer of one of the greatest instrumentals of all time, the Booker T. & the M.G.s’ “Green Onions,” and Otis Redding’s biggest hit, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” Blues Brothers Band guitarist Steve Cropper will join a bunch of fellow legends on New Year’s Eve at ...

Steve Earle brings ‘Outlaw’ sessions to MACC

Releasing around 15 studio albums since his “Guitar Town” debut in 1986 and having his songs recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill, and Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle recently released the acclaimed country- rock album “So You Wannabe an Outlaw.” For the ...

Aaron Lewis

Aaron Lewis loves country music — classic country music. On the debut single from his most recent album, “That Ain’t Country,” Lewis longs for the authentic sound of his honky-tonk heroes. “So I’ll keep listenin’ to the old songs that my grandad used to play,” he sings. “Full ...

Katie Thiroux

When music legend Quincy Jones was looking for artists to perform at his first jazz club, Q’s Bar and Lounge located in Dubai, he booked bassist/vocalist Katie Thiroux for a three-month summer residence. “I couldn’t be happier to have such a talented young bassist and singer,” Jones ...

Friends make good music together…

Country star Eric Church is about to release a massive 15-album-vinyl box set, “61 Days in Church,” which captures his 2017 record-breaking “Holdin’ My Own Tour.” During the tour, the hugely popular artist attempted an epic feat of performing and recording 30 songs per night at 61 ...