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Wednesday December 20, 2017

Blue Note Hawaii    (13 votes)
Donavon Frankenreiter    (0 Votes)
Donavon Frankenreiter
Donavon Frankenreiter's new album, "The Heart," officially marks the start of the singer-songwriter's second decade as a solo recording artist. It's been over ten years since the release of his self-titled debut, and in that time he has grown, not only as a musician, but also as a man. He's raising a family and nurturing two creative careers-one onstage, one in the waves-but on top of all that, he's still learning what makes him tick. And so, naturally, he named his album after his ticker.
The songs here are seriously sentimental, without question the heaviest material he has released to date. Part of that inspiration came from his co-writer, the prolific songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips, with whom Frankenreiter had collaborated in the past on his album "Pass It Around." He recognized the ease with which the two worked together and sent Phillips a handful of new tunes and ideas. He was astonished at the brilliance of the songs that came back, and so quickly, but also by one of Phillips' suggestions in particular.
To record them, Frankenreiter booked two weeks of studio time in May of 2015 at Blue Rock Studios in Wimberley, Texas. But unlike the privacy afforded by most studios, these sessions were to be live-streamed on the Internet in a soul-baring exhibition for his fans-talk about intimate and honest. With just two bandmates and a studio engineer, Frankenreiter knocked out a song each day and recorded the entire album in full view of a watching public. He had never been so inspired, and embraced every aspect of the situation: the landscape, the lodging, the isolation, the overall challenge. A decade into his career, Donavon Frankenreiter has learned to listen to his ticker above all else. Doing so has allowed the light to come in from all the corners of his world, even those where there is darkness. Sharing the load with those he trusts, and especially with those he loves, he has seized the opportunity to take control of
Time: 06:30 PM – 10:30 PM

(we thank Angela Momiyama for entering this listing)
Maggie Herron    (92 votes)
Maggie Herron, vocalist and pianist, and winner of the 2017 and 2015 Hoku Award for Jazz Album of the Year, returns to Lewers Lounge with reed man extraordinaire, Rocky Holmes. Sit back and enjoy 2 of Honolulu's finest musicians performing Great American and original songs.
https://www.youtube.com/user/maggieherron/videos?shelf_id=0&sort=dd&view=0
http://www.maggieherron.com
Time: 8:30PM – 12:00AM   Cover:  No cover, No dress code. Relaxed.

(we thank maggie herron for entering this listing)
Onstage    (0 Votes)
West Coast Swing with Kevin Coleman and the Flat Five each Wednesday at 7:30pm at Onstage

Jazz and Blues arose from common roots in the Black Experience in America. In the middle of the last century Jazz and Blues had a lot in common including musical repertoire and improvisation. For example, repertoire like “Stormy Monday,” “Drifting and Drifting,” and “Parchman Farm.” The music of Kevin Coleman and the Flat Five captures the classic style and repertoire of the West Coast blues and mixes it with improvisation.

Dancers are welcome too as almost all of the West Coast Blues can be danced to using West Coast Swing techniques. Also many of the pieces lend themselves to dancing using East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop.

West Coast blues speaks not only to the Black Experience but to the many of the problems in contemporary America. Like having no job, having no money, going to the pawnshop, and being in jail. Also it specializes in songs about partners who run around, cheat, lie, and break your heart so is a good choice if you have just been dumped. The music has the instrumentation and rhythms that also allow swing dancing.

Kevin Coleman and the Flat Five have been performing each Wednesday from 7:30 to 10 pm at Onstage Bar on Kapahulu for the last seven years. The same musicians have played together for the last six years so the music is tight. There is no Jimi Hendrix or Led Zepplin blues variations. Just the real thing.

The venue is small and is not well kept although the new owners have purchased some tables and painted a wall. The sound system is good and seating limited. It is not a place for fine dresses (other than dance dresses) and certainly not suits. In other words it has the atmosphere of the old roadhouses. ALERT: The air conditioner is working now to cool you down and heated up by Letecia (that is, the Roman goddess of fertility and abundance). Onstage is the perfect place for this music to be played and t
Time: 7:30 PM – 10 PM   Cover:  $0

(we thank William Remus for entering this listing)
David Swanson    (28 votes)
David Swanson
Weekly schedule of Tuesday - Saturday.
Solo Piano and Vocals. Jazz Standards, Rhythm & Blues, Pop. Dress: Aloha Casual, shirt / long pants for men. Dancing.
Take a look at David on Instagram: Dswanmusic and also on YouTube: David Swanson Sings
www.kahalaresort.com
Time: 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM   Cover:  $0

(we thank Denise Swanson for entering this listing)




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