The 2019 Artist 2 Artist Series continues featuring some of Hawaii’s most iconic musicians and rising young stars. GRAMMY® Award Nominee Henry Kapono opens each show with his own classic hits, then talks story one-on-one with the featured artist, “deconstructing” their career as only one artist to another can do. The show also includes an intimate performance and a jam session with Henry.
Native Hawaiian and GRAMMY® nominated, Henry Kapono is a multiple award-winning vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and composer. Henry is one of Hawaii’s most popular recording artists and presides over Kapono Inc, one of Hawaii's top multi-function entertainment companies. He is equally known for his community support and philanthropic endeavors recently launching the “The Henry Kapono Foundation” in 2018 whose mission is to "Support the community through music and the arts and by giving with Aloha."
Born and raised on the island of Oahu, singer-songwriter Blayne Asing started playing the ukulele at the age of 8 and guitar by the age of 9. Blayne is self-taught “by having a good ear for learning and watching You Tube videos.” In addition to playing a variety of instruments, Blayne is a prolific songwriter with a distinctive voice complimented by his own unique country/folk/island style. Releasing his first album in 2015, at the age of 27, Blayne won “Most Promising Artist” at the prestigious Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards (Hawaii's GRAMMYs®) and again for "Single of the Year" in 2017!