- 3 August 2018 6:30pm
- Venue: Pono Hawaiian Grill, in The Reef
Stevie returns to Pono Hawaiian Grill on Aloha Friday August 3rd after we play golf that morning! We cannot wait as he is just simply incredible! Itâs rare when an artist arrives on the scene offering a refreshing new spin on a traditional genre of music. Steven Espaniola is that artist. Raised in Aliamanu, Hawaiâi and now residing in the California Bay Area, Steven is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in Ki Ho’alu (Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar), âUkulele, Upright Bass, and Leo Ki’e Ki’e (Traditional Hawaiian falsetto). Of Hawaiian, Filipino and Spanish decent, his ethnicity is as diverse as his unique sound which preserves the integrity of the traditional with a flourish of the modern.
His debut recording entitled Hoâomaka, âto beginâ, features a mesmerizing collection of traditional and original Hawaiian mele recorded by Na Hoku Hanohano award winning producer Dave Tucciarone. Hoâomaka will be sure to transport the listener to the Hawaii of yesterday with soaring falsetto vocals, nahenahe slack key guitar and rhythmic âukulele. Steven Espaniolaâs highly anticipated and critically acclaimed debut album will carry you on a musical journey you wonât soon forget. In 2007, Steven’s musical efforts earned him the recognition of “New Artist of the Year” at the Hawaii Music Award.