Henry Kapono

Island Contemporary

Henry Kapono

Henry Kapono

“Kapono is one of the great island songwriters of his generation.” –Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Henry Kapono is a performer who has it all – vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, composer, thrilling performer, audience favorite—and multiple honors and awards, including a Grammy nomination. He has taken home 14 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (Hawaii’s “Grammy”) including Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Rock Album of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement. He was inducted into the Grammy Museum in 2017

His original songs with a rock vibe celebrate his love for his family, express his pride in his Hawaiian culture, and share his joy in his home in the Islands! He has been at the creative forefront of contemporary Hawaiian music throughout his career – from the laid-back island rock of Cecilio & Kapono in the 1970s and 80s, to launching his solo career that produced 17 albums and a world-wide fan base, to his groundbreaking collaborations that fused the power of Hawaiian traditions with driving rock rhythms and a soundtrack for the new century.

“Cecilio and Kapono were Hawaii’s answer to Simon and Garfunkel…for several generations of listeners, those songs embody the sound of Hawaii, at least in part.” —New York Times

The simple honesty of his lyrics and music touch the soul, his wildly talented guitar-playing shares his joy in being alive, and the gift of an evocative, plaintive balladeer’s voice haunts you long after he leaves the stage.

“If [my music] makes you dance then do it. If it makes you sing then sing it. If it makes you want to know more about Hawai‘i’s culture then….Welcome To My Paradise!” – Henry Kapono

Tour Schedule

Wed, Oct 10, 2018, Regattabar, Cambridge MA

7:30 PM

http://www.getshowtix.com/regattabar/calendar.php

 

Sun, Oct 14, 2018, The Bitter End, New York NY

Presented by CEG & T Presents

7:30 PM

http://www.cegpresents.com

 

Tues, Oct 16, 2018, Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis MN

7:00 PM

http://www.dakotacooks.com/calendar/

 

Thurs, Oct 18, 2018, Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago IL

7:00 PM

http://www.oldtownschool.org

Past Tour Dates

Henry Kapono “Welcome 2 My Paradise!”

Featuring Henry’s “Dukes on Sunday” band and guest artist Johnny Valentine!

Showcasing all the classics plus songs from Henry’s new CD  WELCOME 2 MY PARADISE!

 

Thurs, July 12, 2018, Daniels Hall, Denver CO

Presented by Swallow Hill Music

 

With Special Guest Johnny Valentine – Showcasing all the classics plus songs from Henry’s new CD  WELCOME 2 MY PARADISE!

Sat, July 14, 2018, Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts, San Rafael, CA

Summer Nights Music Festival

Presented by Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

 

Sun, July 15, 2018, Blue Note Napa, Napa, CA

 

Tues, July 17 and Wed, July 18, 2018, Jazz Alley Seattle, Seattle, WA

 

Sun, July 22, 2018, Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR

 

Wed, July 25, 2018, SOhO Restaurant and Music Club, Santa Barbara, CA

 

Henry Kapono “Welcome 2 My Paradise!”

Featuring Henry’s “Dukes on Sunday” band and guest artist Johnny Valentine!

Showcasing all the classics plus songs from Henry’s new CD  WELCOME 2 MY PARADISE!

 

Thurs, July 26, 2018, Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA

 

Fri, July 27, 2018, The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA

Sun, July 29, 2018, Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Phoenix AZ

Home in the Islands

Dreams

AWARD-WINNING PERFORMERS FROM HAWAI’I AND THE PACIFIC