FALLBROOK - On Monday, January 25, the Hukilau Restaurant will be hosting a special performance by Jeff Peterson during dinner time. Born on the Island of Maui, Peterson grew up on the slopes of Haleakala where he was introduced to the rich heritage of Hawaiian music by his father, a paniolo, or Hawaiian cowboy, on the Haleakala Ranch.
Now, Peterson is a Grammy® award winner whose signature sound combines innovative technique with the traditional Hawaiian style which has allowed him to emerge as a leader among a new generation of slack key guitarists. His latest album includes new arrangements of classic songs include Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” and Glen Miller’s “In The Mood.”
On Tuesday, January 26, Peterson will be the opening act, at 7:30 p.m., when the Hukilau presents three time Grammy nominee, and Hawaii’s top selling female vocalist of all time, Amy Hanaiali‘i with her band at 8:30 p.m.
Raised on the Island of Maui in Hawai‘i, Hanaiali‘i’s talent is the result of an exceptional blend of classical training, modern musical influences and heritage.
After graduating from high school, Hanaiali‘i went on to United States International University in San Diego, where she received formal training in European classical music, jazz, blues, American standards and pop. She was later introduced to the art of Hawaiian female falsetto style for which she is known today
Today, after 10 albums, Ha-naiali‘i remains Hawaii’s top-selling female vocalist. The artists for whom she has opened are legendary and include Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, Joe Cocker, Wayne Newton, Arlo Guthrie, The Beach Boys, Ernie Watts, Boz Scaggs, Earth, Wind and Fire, Sergio Mendes and many more.
For more information, contact the Hukilau at (760) 728-8334, 2757 Gird Road.