Two time Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner Lightning Larry Dupio takes the Empty Palace Stage! Fresh off his second Nā Hōkū win for Rock Album of the Year, Larry is joined by his son Andrew Dupio on Bass, Ed Bisquera on keyboards, and Bert Bautista on drums. Together they perform “The Story of the Blues” from the album “Love and Lightning,” available now on all streaming platforms and where ever CDs are sold.
Sharing their Hawaiian Country tunes, Na Hoku nominated band of brothers Kolea plays their original protest song “Can’t You See” Live from the Empty Palace.
and the creation of an improvised holiday song
Starting the new year with some wholesome country tunes from Bending Elbows. “Country Town” is off their EP “That Lost Highway,” inspired by the 2018 Leilani eruption and showing that music is a healing force. Hear more from Bending Elbows on digital platforms now, and have a safe and happy New Year!
Rob Taylor and Jamie Fries perform their genre bending, Folk-Hop song “A Man in the Making.” New music from Rob Taylor & the Re/Written Story is available now on all digital platforms.
Hana Hou with singer/songwriter Ka’ahele feating Na Hoku award nominee Ydine, Noa Eads on percussion, and very special guest Dimebag. Together they perform Ka’ahele’s “Won’t Stay” Live from the Empty Palace Stage. “Won’t Stay” is off her 2018 album “The Star That Met the Tide,” available now on all digital platforms.
D’Andrea Pelletier, also known as the Queen Of Opera, is a classically trained soprano. She shares a riveting performance of Rossini’s “Guisto ciel in tal periglio” Live from the Empty Palace stage.
The father of Hawaiian Reggae Bruddah Waltah Aipolani performs a classic of Hawaiian radio from the Empty Palace Stage.
Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima performs with Hawaiian Slack Key guitarist and 3 time Na Hoku Hanohano award winner Ben Kaili. Together they perform hula to Kainani Kahaunaele’s classic melody “Lei Ho’oheno.”
Kona based singer/songwriter Keoni Thompson performs his laid back love song “You Make It Easy,” live from the Empty Palace stage.