Singer-songwriter Blayne Asing to perform free concert
LAHAINA – Singer-songwriter Blayne Asing will perform at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front streets in Lahaina.
Asing was born and raised on Oahu and learned to play the ukulele at eight years old. He began singing in the Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus at age nine, picked up the guitar at age 14 and played percussion in the Kamehameha Schools marching, concert and pep bands. In addition to his musical prowess on a variety of instruments, he is also a prolific songwriter.
Asing’s music is influenced by country and folk musicians such as James Taylor and Jackson Browne, as well as popular Hawaiian artists Cecilio and Kapono, Brother Noland, Olomana, Kalapana, and the Ka’au Crater Boys.
Asing released his debut album, “Young, Old Soul,” in 2015, earning him the 2016 Na? Hoku? Hanohano Award for Most Promising Artist. His songs received heavy airplay on Hawaii radio stations, and listeners asked for more. In April 2016, he released a single, “Molokai On My Mind,” which won Single of the Year at the 2017 Na? Hoku? Hanohano Awards.
Limited seating is provided on the lawn; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. This ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program is sponsored by Hawaii Tourism Authority, the county Office of Economic Development with support from KPOA 93.5 F.M. For information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation at 661-3262 or visit LRF online at www.lahainarestoration.org.
The success of this program is due to your attendance and support. Come out and enjoy live Hawaiian music! It’s FREE!