2022 will officially mark 25 years of ʻukulele innovators Kanekoa, “the band of limitless possibilities,” and one of Hawaiʻi’s premier live music experiences. Sailing in on a wave of blissful sound, Maui’s Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning band Kanekoa, has become a global phenomenon. Powered by electric instruments and exotic rhythms, these ʻukulele masters ride the wave of Hawaiian roots with jam band energy, creating a unique sound they call Hawaiian jam-rock.
Audiences never fail to swoon over their soulful originals and crafty covers, interpreted with pure originality. The Grateful Dead’s drummer, Bill Kreutzmann, goes so far as to call them, “the Hawaiian Grateful Dead.” David Hidalgo of Los Lobos says, “These guys scare me. They are that good.”