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Reggae revelations

June 23, 2016 One of the longest performing reggae bands of all time, Third World has remained one of Jamaica’s greatest exports, consistently popular among international audience. more »»

United in song

June 16, 2016 A soulful singer-songwriter, surfer and environmental champion, Australian musician Xavier Rudd is especially acclaimed for his skills on the didgeridoo, the unique Australian instrument known as th... more »»

John Hammond

June 9, 2016 Blues veteran John Hammond is probably the only musician who can claim to have had both Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix in his band at the same time, even if it was only for a few days. more »»

Exploring ‘Emily’

June 2, 2016 Acclaimed as one of contemporary jazz’s brightest young stars, bassist/singer Esperanza Spalding has made a radical stylistic shift with her latest album, “Emily’s D+Evolution,” creating a brilliant... more »»

Recordings to remember

May 26, 2016 With the 2016 annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards about to be announced Saturday evening in Honolulu, this week’s column offers an overview of nominated recordings that feature Maui musicians. more »»

Maui shows to honor Prince

May 26, 2016 Prince will be celebrated with two great “Purple Planet” nights of music Friday and Sunday at Mulligans on the Blue, with many of his most popular songs sung by Eric Gilliom, with lead guitarist Nil... more »»

A journey fulfilled

May 19, 2016 When she was only 15 years old, Amy Holland had her first major record label audition, singing in front of Beach Boys genius Brian Wilson at his home. more »»

Tower of Power

May 12, 2016 Hailed as one of the world’s greatest soul/funk bands, Tower of Power has been entertaining audiences for more than 40 years with the group’s exuberant music. more »»

Tradition of talent

May 5, 2016 In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Maui Classical Music Festival, organizers will present a series of concerts culminating in a grand finale May 13 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. more »»

Chaka Khan

April 28, 2016 Four decades after Chaka Khan launched her solo career with her smash hit “I’m Every Woman,” the Queen of Funk is back with a new dance track, “House of Love,” which sees her teaming for the first... more »»

Rolling out the hits

April 21, 2016 Acclaimed for hits like “Watching You,” “Take a Back Road” and “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows),” country star Rodney Atkins says there’s no special formula to his songs’... more »»

Steel Guitar masters unite for annual Maui festival

April 14, 2016 The eighth annual Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival is Friday through Sunday at the Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel. more »»

Girls Guns and Glory

April 7, 2016 If the car radio hadn’t died in the beat-up Oldsmobile of Girls Guns and Glory founder Ward Hayden, he might not have discovered the seminal music of Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, which would chang... more »»

Spanish inspiration

March 31, 2016 What do Miles Davis, Led Zeppelin, Chick Corea and Deep Purple have in common with Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo? The jazz and rock legends all referenced Rodrigo’s masterpiece, the magnificent... more »»

Lisa Fischer

March 24, 2016 * This is Part 2 of a two-part column on Lisa Fischer. more »»

In the spotlight

March 17, 2016 To call Lisa Fischer remarkable is a bit of an understatement as she is simply one of the most gifted, soulful vocalists performing in the world at this time. more »»

Powerfully poetic

March 10, 2016 Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), pianist Joyce Yang is acclaimed for captivating audiences with her... more »»

Santana: Listen to the rhythm of legendary Latin rockers Saturday at MACC

March 3, 2016 Forty-five years after the release of “Santana III,” the Woodstock-era version of the legendary Latin rock band has reformed to record “Santana I. more »»

Long history with Santana for Hawaii-raised bassist

March 3, 2016 Born in the Netherlands, and raised in Hawaii, Benny Rietveld has recorded and toured with Carlos Santana for around 25 years. more »»

Lee Brice: ‘A Little More Love’ coming to Maui when country star returns to the MACC

February 25, 2016 Heading back to Maui after selling out a Maui Arts & Cultural Center concert last year, country singer Lee Brice has been riding a wave of success ever since his debut single, “Love Like Crazy,” set... more »»



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