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John Cruz

Thursday, 08 Aug
08:00 PM

from $40 to $60

“one of the finest contemporary singer- songwriter-musicians you'll hear, Hawaii-based or

otherwise... Cruz's honeyed, husky voice is a marvel – real world honest whether touching

on subjects painfully personal or sweetly hopeful”

-- Hawai’i Magazine

"John is a great songwriter and a great singer...he's one of the best." -- Jackson Browne

“... soulful, folksy, bluesy and technically superb, yet seemingly effortless.”

--Honolulu Magazine

John Cruz (Hawaiian/Chamorro/Native American-Cherokee/Japanese/Caucasian) has distinguished himself as one of the most talented artists to come from Hawai‘i, known for his heartfelt melodies and passionate, soulful vocals that his fans have grown to love. His song “Island Style” has become one of the most cherished themes of Hawai‘i.

He engages audiences with his rich storytelling through songs ranging from Hawaiian to Blues, Folk, Americana, Roots and Country. He delivers spellbinding performances, with music that references Hawaiian roots and “Island style” life, while incorporating contemporary folk-rock rhythms and virtuosic riffs. Captivating guitar, soulful vocals and a compassionate, genuine heart make Cruz one of Hawai’i’s most talented and beloved Artists.

Cruz is multi-Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner (Hawai‘i’s “Grammys”), and was featured on the Grammy Award-winning album Slack Key Guitar, Vol. 2, the first album to win in the newly-created “Hawaiian Music” category (now retired) at the Grammys, and the first-ever Hawaiian album to win a Grammy.

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