You will hopefully recall my recent post featuring an unofficial campaign anthem for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.
As a child, Makana performed in boys choirs, and when he learned to play the ukulele realized he had a knack for music. He would sit for hours and days practicing. He told the Arizona Eagletarian that fans have often remarked about how his music carries the influence of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmie Page.
He says that other fans have told him that they've never heard so much music come from one guitar before. Here he is giving a TED talk on Maui in 2013.
He performed his first paid gig at 14-years old and when he was 15 he was playing in clubs four nights a week.
When Makana comes to Arizona, he plans to have a new (as of yet unreleased) (CD) album available for purchase.
Makana will perform:
- Arizona Aloha Festival, at 3 pm, Sunday, March 13. Tempe Beach Park, on the Mountain Stage. No admission charge.
- Sea of Glass Center for the Arts, 7:00 pm, Wednesday, March 16, in Tucson. Tickets for adults are $20 in advance, $25 day of show. For teens, $17 and $22. Children 11 and under $4.
- Musical Instrument Museum, with Paula Fuga 7:30 pm, Thursday, March 17 in Phoenix. Tickets $33.50 - $40.50
More background information is available at MakanaMusic.com and at the links above for the Sea of Glass Center and Musical Instrument Museum.