Honolulu-born soul singer Nick Kurosawa shows his versatility when he headlines an evening in HPR’s Atherton Studio on Saturday, August 18. In the first act, audiences will come to know his deeply heartfelt voice and original compositions, as he accompanies himself on acoustic guitar. In the second half of the evening, he fronts a full band and performs covers of classics by Bobby Caldwell, Sam Cooke, Kalapana, and others.
Reservations may be made online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. Tickets are $25 general, $20 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID; online service fees apply. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaiʻi Public Radio, 738 Kāheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m.
Kurosawa is one of the latest artists discovered by local record label, Aloha Got Soul. Roger Bong, the label's founder and producer, describes Kurosawa as "a young, bright artist who roots himself in tradition as he explores his own sound, searching for where his voice and spirit feel most at home." Aloha Got Soul recorded his first EP, Home, in February 2018.