14 times Na Hōkū Hanohano Awardee, including multiple wins for Male Vocalist of the Year, Nathan Aweau is a gifted vocalist, innovative composer and musician. His vibrato rich vocals accompanies his guitar and stellar skills on his 8-string electric bass. Music critic Wayne Harada of the Honolulu Advertiser once wrote, “Nathan is that distinguished rarity…a jack of all trades, master of a wide domain.” He is definitely an integral part of contemporary Hawaiian music and continues to capture audiences world-wide with his music.
Last year Nathan Aweau released his seventh cd Aina Hanau. All original songs inspired by his beloved Hawaii – and his first grandchild, Queen Lili’uokalani, Tahiti, and Nagaoka, Japan (Honolulu’s sister city).
Jeff Peterson, recognized as one of Hawaii's most versatile musicians, is at the heart of the Hawaiian music scene today. Jeff's passion for the guitar has allowed him to shine as a solo artist and has given him the opportunity to collaborate with a wide variety of artists from Hawaii, across the US, and abroad. His focus on Slack Key guitar, classical, and jazz music has allowed him to develop a unique and transcendent voice on the guitar while being deeply rooted in the traditions of his Hawaiian heritage. He has contributed to two Grammy Award-winning recordings and has been honored with five Na Hōkū Hanohano Awards in Hawaii.
As a companion piece to his award winning album Maui On My Mind, Jeff Peterson’s latest release celebrates the island of O`ahu. Gathering traditional slack key favorites, island standards and new originals, O’ahu is a musical journey that richly illustrates why Jeff is one of the most in-demand guitarists in the islands.