Macy Gray is making her Hawaii concert debut this weekend at the Blue Note through Saturday night. She took time to speak about her career with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence, and shared stories of working with a wide range of entertainers: Denzel Washington, Natalie Cole, Dolly Parton and Stevie Wonder among them.
Ahead of their area shows next weekend, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spoke with Tower of Power band leader Emilio Castillo about what they've been up to since last being on ATC, and in Honolulu, a year ago. The late local concert promoter Tom Moffatt used to call them "one of Hawaii's favorite bands".
Tonight a combination of two groups paying tribute to guitar legend Django Reinhardt will come together at the Blue Note Hawaii, but first, play our Atherton Performing Arts Studio and All Things Considered.
Earl Klugh and his band are back at the Blue Note this weekend. The legendary guitarist took time for his third interview with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. Joining Earl and Dave are sax/ flute player Thomas Braxton, bassist / band director Al Turner, keyboardist David Lee, drummer Ron Otis and special guest singer / guitarist Jonathan Butler.
Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling is wrapping up two days at the Blue Note this evening with shows at 6 and 9 p.m., his debut live performances in the Aloha State. The Grammy Award winner spoke to HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about his visit to Honolulu, roots in music going back to his childhood, and some of the unusual musical connections this Chicago artist has had over the course of his career.