Last night, the contemporary slack key guitarist Makana
played solo at the Tahitian Lanai Bar & Grill at the Waipouli Beach Resort
on Kaua'i. The Tahitian Lanai Bar & Grill is a small restaurant--open air with an ocean view. Few knew about the restaurant on Kaua'i's east side. That is, until Makana performed there last night. He packed the house. After exceeding their maximum capacity, security turned guests--this one included--away. Luckily, "away" meant a seat on the beach. I may not have been close enough to smell the lei around Makana's neck, but I could hear him just fine. And when I looked to the heavens to exclaim at this young man's artistry, I could see the stars winking down on me, agreeing.
The YouTube video above is not from last night. Although Makana did play this song, sans bass and drums; I loved it so much I bought the CD for this tune alone. Its name is "Koi: Current of Life," and it's featured on Makana's newest CD release: Venus, and the Sky Turns to Clay
. I encourage you to buy it, play it, tell others about it and "fan" Makana on Facebook
. This man is one talented musician. Let's tell the world about him. He may be a local boy, but his talent will reach far beyond Hawai'i.
Do you have a favorite Makana song? Tell me about it?