First off, let’s be clear that this post is not written in the independent journalistic style that my blog followers are accustomed to (Kidding!), but instead as a newbie, die-hard fan of the legendary Hawaiian singer-songwriter, Henry Kapono and his epic band.
(See what I mean, that first sentence would never fly in a newspaper article.)
Here’s a thumbnail sketch of Henry: A Grammy-nominated performer, actor, and award-wining children’s author, Henry once played football well enough to have turned pro. And he’s a full-blooded Hawaiian. Interestingly, he doesn’t read music.
Woo!!! Woo!!! Woo-hoo!!! Ow! Ow! Yeah!
That was pretty much all I said for the duration of Henry’s concert at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA. He was THAT good. Yes, freelancers can be audio-only groupies, too.
It was my first time at The Coach House ever. And my first time to see Henry Kapono perform ever.
Right now, I’m busy getting ready to see Kapono in concert AGAIN at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach tonight. The show starts at 7:00, Pacific time. Info on tonight’s show and other concerts follow at the end of this post, if you want to go.
Check out the FaceBook video of the band conducting their sound check: HERE
Pix of Henry and the Boys and Bella, their beautiful Hula dancer in concert at The Coach House:
“You should’ve,” he said. “You would’ve started something.”
Guess I’ll be looking for a table tonight. . . .
7/21 at Saint Rocke 142 N. Pacific Coast Highway Hermosa Beach, CA 310-372-0035
7/23 Belly Up 143 S Cedros Avenue Solana Beach, CA
7/25: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club 1221 State St # 205 Santa Barbara, CA
7/28: Yoshi’s San Francisco 1330 Fillmore St. San Francisco, CA 415-655-5600
Photos courtesy of William Lesko
Read more about Henry Kapono on his website HERE