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Makana to celebrate album release on Maui with Willie K and Lily Meola

By Staff | Nov 21, 2013

Makana’s captivating and wide-ranging performance style has led him to share the stage with Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, open for music legends Sting, Carlos Santana and Elvis Costello, and perform at The White House. PHOTO BY JEFF MALLIN.

WAILEA – Makana, called one of the greatest living slack key guitar players by Esquire Magazine, will celebrate the release of his new album, “Ripe,” on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Gannon’s Restaurant in Wailea with special guests Willie K and Lily Meola.

Makana’s sixth album was 100 percent funded by fans through Kickstarter. “Ripe” was produced by multi-platinum Producer Ron Nevison (The Who, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones) along with Grammy Award-winning keyboardist, composer and arranger Jeff Bova and renowned producer Mitchell Froom.

Described as “dazzling” by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed slack key guitarist, singer and composer native to Hawaii.

His sound, while rooted in the tradition of Hawaiian slack key guitar, encompasses multiple genres to include folk, pop, world and his own unique style coined “slack rock.”

Space is limited for this age 21 and over show. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Doors open for dinner at 5:30 p.m., and the show is set for 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets or make pre-show dinner reservations, call (808) 875-8080.