WANTED: The Rough Riders

Rough R blog post

Three Hawaiian music icons come together at the Palace Theater on Saturday, Sept 12 at 7pm. Brother Noland, Henry Kapono and John Cruz, all award winning musicians in their own right, are partnered in a “new” musical group known as “The Rough Riders.”

The “Rough Riders” name is inspired by the 1908 Hawaiian Rough Riders (Ikua Purdy, Archie Ka’aua & Jack Low), three Paniolo (cowboys) who combined their skills, determination & style and became World Rodeo Champions. Today’s Rough Riders, Henry, John & Brother Noland, have come together to create an exceptional musical style. From their vast catalog of original hits to some of Hawaii’s treasured classics to their new sound and provocative collaborations, the “Rough Riders” offer an intoxicating experience of music & legacy.

Brother Noland is an impactful player in Hawai’i’s music scene and one of Hawai’i’s most respected artists. Credited with the birth of “Jawaiian” (fusion of Hawaiian & Reggae) music, Brother Noland also excels in traditional Hawaiian music, slack key and Hawaiian swing. Honored in 2014 by the State of Hawaii for a “Lifetime Achievement in Music”, Brother Noland continually infuses Hawaiian music with creativity and innovation to pave new paths inspiring music around the world.

Hawaii music icon Henry Kapono Ka’aihue is a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and a multiple (Hawaii) Na Hoku Hanohano award-winner. Also known as “The Wild Hawaiian”, Henry has been a leading force in Hawaii’s entertainment business for the past several years. Henry is an actor, author and his wide renown includes works from his Columbia Records days as Hawaii’s Legendary, duo Cecilio & Kapono; his annual sold out “Back in the Day” concerts at the Waikiki Shell and his well-known “Dukes on Sunday” afternoon concerts at DUKES on Waikiki Beach.

Born into one of the great musical families of Hawaii, John Cruz is a Grammy award winning artist as well as a multiple Hawaii Na Hoku Hanohano award-winner. John’s musical accomplishments are many; he has performed for the President, is a favorite stage partner of Jack Johnson, was named Best Singer/Songwriter in Hawaii in 2008 by Hawaii Magazine and his album, “One Of These Days”, and was noted as one of Hawaii’s greatest albums of the new century by Honolulu Magazine.

Advance General Admission tickets are only $30, Side Reserved are $35 and VIP Center Reserved tickets are $55 which includes a pre-show mini concert. Center Reserved ticket holders are encouraged to be here by 6:15pm so that we may get them seated in time for their exclusive concert.