Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 6:30 PM HST
(5:00 PM Doors)
Blue Note Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Michael Lington is a visionary and a dreamer. He thinks outside the box whether it is in music or other areas of life. How many other chart-topping musicians can boast owning their own Cigar and Winery companies? Putting his enthusiasm and fearlessness to the test on Second Nature, his most recent release as of April 2016, Lington hits optimal stride with an enviable star-studded cast. The all-star line-up that Lington has assembled is a testament to the respect and adoration he has garnered in the industry through the years. Second Nature unites a who’s who list in music that transcends genre and musical boundaries, including GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and venerable bluesman Booker T. Jones and The Dap Kings, the celebrated soul/funk outfit most notably known for their hit-making collaborations with Sharon Jones and Amy Winehouse. Lington also enlists help from Hollywood Walk of Fame recipient, multi-Platinum and GRAMMY-winning guitarist Ray Parker Jr. and chart-topping vocalist Taylor Dane. Brian Culbertson fans will be delighted to hear the pianist surprisingly featured on trombone. Producer/songwriter Barry Eastmond (Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Brandy, Kenny Lattimore, Al Jarreau) who produced Lington’s 2014 recording Soul Appeal joins forces once again with Lington and the chemistry is electric.
Songwriting is an integral part of Michael Lington’s musical identity. He either wrote or co-wrote all the songs on Second Nature with the exception of “Soul Finger.” “Songwriting is where you can really put your own stamp on your artistry,” states Lington. “When you have a song you wrote that you are really proud of and/or it becomes a hit, there is nothing that beats that feeling,” confides Lington, who counts Stevie Wonder as among one of this favorite composers.
Michael Lington creates melodic musical wonders punctuated by stirring horn sections, grooving bass lines, a swirling organ, funky guitar licks and driving rhythms. While most of the album was recorded at the famed Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, Lington also recorded at the legendary Royal Studios in Memphis, which has churned out sessions for everyone from Al Green, Chuck Berry and Buddy Guy to Ike and Tina Turner, Solomon Burke, Otis Rush and Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland.
Lington’s SOUL mission is simple. “I wanted to create up-tempo songs with a party feel. When people hear the music, I want them to have a fun time listening and for the music to be able to make them feel good no matter what is going on.”
Seating is First Come, First Served
$10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person Once Seated; Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available
Kama'aina discounts available. Call 808.777.4890 Discounts do not apply to prior ticket purchases. No refunds or exchanges. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time. Mahalo!