Bill Kreutzmann, Grateful Dead drummer for the band’s entire thirty year career, rings in the New Year in the state he calls home – Hawaii.
On December 29th and 31st, Kreutzmann is joined on stage in Maui by Austin bluesman Papa Mali, James “Hutch” Hutchinson (bass guitar/Bonnie Raitt Band), and Matt Hubbard (piano/Willie Nelson Band) for two very special evenings of music. These New Year’s shows launch a busy year ahead for Kreutzmann. First up in 2009, a run of dates with Kreutzmann’s trio featuring bassist Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band) and guitarist Scott Murawski (Max Creek).
Kreutzmann’s Maui New Year’s run begins on December 29th at local music spot (and Willie Nelson’s favorite hang) Charley’s Restaurant, on Maui’s North Shore. For New Year’s Eve, the celebration moves just east along the Hana Highway to Voyage East in the Pauwela Cannery. For December 31st, expect unannounced special guests, Kit Kat Club exotic dancers, and a late night deejay set by P.O.R.T.A.L. Plus, finishing show touches such as venue dÃ©cor by “A century in review”, designs of the decades from Wings Hawaii Girls, and Repast Pupu’s by Cloud Nine catering from 10 PM to midnight.
Show details are as follows:
Monday, December 29 @ 10:00pm (Doors @ 9:00pm)
142 Hana Highway – Paia (North Shore)
Tickets are $25 / Ages 21+ Welcome
For more information call (808) 579-9453
Wednesday, December 31 @ 10:00pm (Doors @ 9:00pm)
375 West Kuiaha – Haiku (at the Pauwela Cannery)
Ages 21+ Welcome
Tickets are $65.00 before Dec 25th / $80.00 ’til show date / $100.00 DOS
Tickets are available at Bhounty Music (Kahulaui), Wings (Haiku), Wine Corner (Paia), and West Side Vibes (Lihaina). For Credit Card orders call 808-269-0831
Photo: Jessica Shouse