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August 29, 2013
Come early for opening act Faith Thompson Ako!
Thursday, August 29
Premier seating + Meet and Greet $48
PREMIER SEATING + MEET and GREET tickets: Yoshi's will provide seating in the first two rows for the performance. The Meet and Greet will be one hour before the performance (7PM) and will take place in the club.
Singer – Songwriter, Amy Hānaiali‘i remains Hawai‘i’s top selling female vocalist of all time. Hānaiali‘i’s success as a recording artist speaks for itself and is evidenced by the multitude of awards and acknowledgements including five GRAMMY® nominations for Best Hawaiian Music Album. Amy’s albums have also garnered 17 Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards. Hānaiali‘i’s range of multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards, Hawai‘i’s equivalent to the GRAMMY® awards, showcases her varied depth over the years prevailing with awards in categories like Female Vocalist of the Year, Hawaiian Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Group of the Year, Christmas Album of the Year, Contemporary Album of the Year, among others. These diverse awards provides a clear recognition by Hawai‘i’s music community and by Amy’s fans that her music’s appeal is broad. All of Hānaiali‘i’s albums have been at the top of the World Album Billboard charts.
Amy has played for sold out crowds in Europe, Japan, China, all across America and French Polynesia. Hānaiali‘i’s Friends and Family album showcased a stunning duet with country music legend Willie Nelson. Besides recording with the best, Amy has opened renowned artists like Earth, Wind and Fire, Carlos Santana, Boz Scaggs, Joe Cocker and many more.
Faith Thompson Ako, a longtime resident of Northern California, has been performing and preserving Hawaiian Music over the last decade. She has brought her deep soul tones and island blends to appreciative audiences throughout Sonoma County, the greater Bay Area, Southern California and her home state of Hawai’i. Her first breakthrough album, Kukahi, earned her two Hawai’i Music Awards. Her second album, Papaku, garnered further accolades as it earned a Grammy entry in the Hawaiian genre category in 2010.