Welcome to Bluegrass Hawai`i!!

If you're looking for bluegrass and traditional music in the Hawaiian Islands, you've come to the right place. Our little community of music lovers from all over Hawai`i and the rest of the world is growing bigger every day. We're now offering paid memberships for only $10/year! Use your PayPal account or mail a check. Become a member today and support bluegrass and traditional music in the Aloha State! Or add yourself to our mailing list - it's FREE. CLICK HERE.

Any changes, corrections, or additions to this site? Please email evelyn@bluegrasshawaii.com and I'll add, modify, or delete right away. Mahalo!

NEWS

BLUEGRASS IN THE KO'OLAU

Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens, Kaneohe
April 21 - 24, 2017

It's not too early to start thinking about attending our next campout! Put it on your 2017 calendar!

SALOON PILOTS

Big City Diner
108 Hekili Street, Kailua, 808-263-8880
Friday, January 20th, 8:00pm - 10:30pm


NORTH SHORE RAMBLERS

Jerry's Pizza
CANCELLED THIS WEEKEND!
PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR NEXT APPEARANCE!

Doctor Paul

Downbeat Lounge
Melody Rising Songwriter Series
42 North Hotel Street - Honolulu
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Let's party our way to the revolution!
Support live, original music! Vote with your feet!
Downbeat Diner

LAURIE LEWIS and TOM ROZUM

Atherton Performing Arts Studio
738 Kaheka Street, Honolulu, HI 96814 Saturday, February 4th, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Hawai'i Public Radio presents 2017 GRAMMY-award nominees Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum in its Atherton Studio on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Fiddler and guitarist Laurie Lewis and mandolin player Tom Rozum are widely regarded as being among the most preeminent bluegrass and Americana artists of our time. They will perform their versatile and engaging repertoire of love songs, laments, social commentary, and free-wheeling fun.

Reservations for this spirited evening of bluegrass and old-time music may be made online at hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. Tickets are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID; service fees are applied to online orders. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawai'i Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Doors open a half hour before the performance. Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged as the house is frequently sold out before the performance date.

Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum formed a musical partnership in 1986, when Rozum joined Lewis' acclaimed band "Grant Street." They are well-known for their perfectly balanced harmonies. Rozum's sometimes quirky and always deeply musical mandolin playing provides the ideal counterpoint to Lewis' original compositions. Between them, they have recorded over twenty albums, as a duo and with their many talented musical friends, including their own 1995 GRAMMY-nominated album "The Oak and the Laurel." Lewis earned a Grammy for "True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe." Their latest album pays tribute to Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, two trailblazing women of bluegrass, and is nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Bluegrass Album, 2017.

About the artists

Darol Anger, founding member of the David Grisman Quintet, said of Laurie Lewis, "It's possible to be a strong female presence in the Bluegrass music world, but you have to be really strong. Laurie is one of the greatest Bluegrass artists, woman or man, because of her consistency over decades, the depth and width of her subject matter, her commitment to the Bluegrass form, and her technical command. Oh yes, and her strength. Laurie's strength manifests in many ways: her commanding presence on stage combined with an emotional vulnerability, the truths in her lyrics, her physical voice which transcends gender, her strong commitment to causes and issues in which she deeply believes, which all resonate with a respect for the land, the natural world, and human mercy and justice."

Mandolin Magazine called Tom Rozum "a quintessential stylist who creates mandolin breaks with the same passion and precision Monet put into his brush strokes, [he] ought to be recognized as a mandolinist of the first order."

ALL ISLANDS

DON'T MISS THESE OTHER COOL EVENTS!

Don't miss these OTHER cool recurring events, with focus on traditional music, here and there all over the Hawaiian Islands! Some happen monthly or even quarterly. Others have gatherings several times per month! All are listed on our RECURRING EVENTS page.
  • First Monday of each month, Waihuena Farm, Sunset Beach (O`ahu)
  • First Tuesday of each month at Big City Diner Jam in Kailua (O`ahu)
  • Second Saturday of each month at Rainbow Park, Makawao, Pickin' with the Chickens!
  • Third Tuesday of each month at Surf and Sea, Haleiwa
  • Fourth Sunday of each month, Bluegrass Hawaii Half-Fast Bluegrass Philharmonic Society,
    Please contact Larry Hind at divefish343@comcast.net for information.
  • Contradancers Of Hawaii (O`ahu)
  • Traditional Music Jam (TradJam)--O`ahu
  • First Saturday Pickin' & Potluck (Big Island)
  • Maui Singalong Circle, contant Phil and Cris Peacock at philandcrisp@gmail.com
  • Contradancing on Maui

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