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2900 Highland Avenue
National City, CA 91950
(619) 303-8176
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For online purchases, WE ACCEPT:
For online purchases, WE ACCEPT:
IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION:
ALL SALES FINAL -- NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
ALL ORDERS FILLED IN ORDER OF PURCHASE -- ALL SEATS ARE RESERVED*
*  By Row & Section number (seats are not numbered)
*  For more details, go to the
TICKETS page
TICKETS ARE
HELD AT WILL CALL FOR PICK-UP
ADVANCE SALES END @ NOON ON THE DAY OF THE CONCERT
*  Unless the concert is shown as "SOLD OUT", tickets WILL be available at the concert
JAN
April 29 @ 7:30
  • “I was quite startled by the sheer purity of their voices, stark arrangements of
    these songs, and the gorgeous lyrics.” ~ All Music Guide

  • “…gorgeously harmonizing duo, Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally, roots musicians
    whose songs blur the boundaries of country, folk, and bluegrass, have come up
    with something novel to keep their fans’ attention and perhaps rope in some new
    ones.” ~ Derk Richardson, KPFA

  • “There’s an earthiness to these cuts that will almost make you think you are
    listening to some alternate cuts from a Carter Family session from the 1930s.
    The writing and the instrumentation are that much old-school sounding that it
    will no doubt take you back.” ~ Chuck Dauphin, Billboard, Music News Nashville
The Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band brings five genre-busting artists together to bring joyful music infused with folk, bluegrass,
Americana, roots, swing, jazz, and the blues.   Alt-Roots, Folkbilly – whatever you call it – it’s original, well done, and a pleasure to
hear. Featuring Pete Grant on pedal steel, Jim Kerwin on bass fiddle and Jon Arkin on percussion. This is truly an
all-star band:
VIDEOS & AUDIO
Click HERE to go to a page with videos and audio tracks
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TICKET INFORMATION:
NOTES:  Next orders filled in row indicated (approximate -- +/- 1 row)        
............All tickets are Will Call (pick up at theater on night of concert)
Rows 1-5:
*** Premium Seating - $30 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
Next Premium Seat order filled in Row 2A
Rows 6-11:
*** Reserved Seating - $20 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
Next order filled in Row 7A
  • Nell Robinson has been described as a “modern day Patsy Cline” and “one of the freshest voices in roots music.” Her side-
    projects, from the poignancy of Soldier Stories to the whimsy of The Henriettas, further attest to the breadth and ambition of the
    youthful musical passions she let flower.  Robinson’s 2014 release “The Rose of No-Man’s Land became a PBS Special with it’s
    own episode in the Music Gone Public series.
  • Jim Nunally is a San Francisco Bay Area-native -- a musician, composer, record producer, and teacher. As a guitarist and vocalist
    with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience for over 13 years, Jim joins master American guitarists Doc Watson and Tony Rice
    as one of the finest interpreters and performers of bluegrass and traditional music. He is a recipient of two Grammy and IBMA
    Awards and is a two-time Western Open Flatpicking Guitar champion.
  • Pete Grant’s resume looks like a who’s who of music! He started playing banjo, guitar, and dobro in the early sixties in the San
    Francisco Bay Area. Sharing musical adventures with his friends Jerry Garcia, Jorma Kaukonen, Pat Simmons, and others, he has
    performed solo, in duos, and his own groups. The Grateful Dead album Aoxomoxoa was his first studio recording, from there he
    went on to become one of the most sought after steel players on the West Coast.  Grant is a two-time nominee for Best Steel
    Guitarist by the Academy of Country Music.
  • Jim Kerwin is considered simply one of the best string bass players in the country. He has played with David Grisman for over 30
    years and is featured on all of Grisman’s Jerry Garcia recordings, all of which boast a unique acoustic setting, encompassing a
    myriad of musical genres. A San Francisco State University graduate with a performance degree in solo double bass, he spent
    several years touring Europe with an avant-garde jazz trio led by vibist Larry Blackshere. He has performed with bluegrass greats
    Red Allen and Del McCoury and has played at Carnegie Hall with Stephane Grappelli and YoYo Ma. Kerwin is featured on
    numerous recordings – including six Grammy nominees – from big band and bluegrass to jazz and Latin.
  • Jon Arkin is a versatile, gifted drummer/percussionist who is known for his performances & recorded work in a wide variety of
    musical contexts. In addition to leading his own groups, he has performed with jazz greats such as Lee Konitz, Gene Perla, and Ira
    Sullivan, with singer-songwriters including Stew and Meklit Hadero, Afrobeat bands Albino and Soji Odukogbe, a multitude of
    collaborators in the experimental music world, and countless other artists. He has just released an album of original experimental
    jazz with the Schimscheimer Family Trio entitled “Broken Home”, and has developed a unique repertoire as a solo electro-acoustic
    percussionist. Could his bluegrass groove have come from his father? Steve Arkin played banjo with Bill Monroe and His
    Bluegrass Boys!
REVIEWS/QUOTES
For over 30 years, HAPA has brought its' unique sound to delighted audiences across
Hawai‘i and around the world.  

Like the islands themselves, HAPA's music is an amalgam of influences ranging from
ancient Polynesian rhythms and genealogical chants to the strummed ballads of
Portuguese fisherman and Mexican cowboys, and the inspired melodies and harmonies of
the traditional church choirs of the early missionaries. Add a dose of American acoustic
folk/rock, and you have what has been described as the “
most exciting and beautiful
contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows!
” (Maui Times)

The HAPA name reflects the diverse backgrounds of its musicians and the mix of
cultures that converge in Hawai‘i. Multiple award-winner and brilliant guitarist
Barry
Flanagan has been the guiding force of HAPA since its beginnings in 1983. He is joined by his former partner, Ronald Kualaau -- who has
rejoined HAPA after taking some time off from the rigors of touring.  Rounding out the lineup is
Tarvin Makia on bass.  These ingredients
come together musically to evoke the unique flavor of the Pacific, of Hawai‘i, and of the HAPA sound: “beautiful, fragile, spiritual,
powerful…”  (L.A. Times)
QUOTES:
"Hawaii's hottest group" ~ Billboard Magazine
"HAPA’s music: Beautiful, fragile, spiritual, powerful" ~ L.A. Times
“HAPA is the most successful Hawaiian music group in recent history” ~  The New York Times
"HAPA’s music is majestic, stunning, reflecting a link to the past while soaring mightily into the future" ~ Honolulu Advertiser
VIDEOS:
Click HERE
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AUDIO:
Pahinui Aloha
AUDIO:
Tapao No Te Here
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April 28 @ 7:30pm
Hawaiian Super Group
TICKET INFORMATION:
NOTES:  Next orders filled in row indicated (approximate -- +/- 1 row)        
All tickets are
Will Call (pick up at theater on night of concert)
Rows 1-5:
*** Premium Seating - $35 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
Next Premium Seat order filled in Row 5A (+/- 1 row)
Rows 6-11:
*** Reserved Seating - $25 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
Next order filled in Row 7B/C (+/- 1 row)
April 8 @7:30
TICKET INFORMATION:
NOTES:  Next orders filled in row indicated (approximate -- +/- 1 row)        
............All tickets are Will Call (pick up at theater on night of concert)
Rows 1-5:
*** Premium Seating - $45 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
Next Premium Seat order filled in Row 4B/C (+/- 1 row)
Rows 6-11:
*** Reserved Seating - $35 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
Next order filled in Sections D and E (open seating)
In the mid-sixties, David Bromberg was working his way through the Greenwich
Village coffeehouses in the footsteps of
Bob Dylan, John Sebastian, Tom Rush,
Dave Van Ronk and others. Bromberg joined up with Jerry Jeff Walker to record
the classic "Mr Bojangles" before embarking on a career as a session guitarist for
the aforementioned
Dylan, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Steve Goodman, Carly
Simon
and countless others.

After an unexpected debut before a crowd of 400,000 at the Isle of Wight Fesival,
Bromberg embarked on a solo career recording his own albums & collaborated
with
George Harrison, the Grateful Dead and others. David's band was the stuff
of legends: a fearless & eclectic group featuring a rhythm section with three
horns AND fiddles & mandolin, and constantly changing instrumentation.

More recently, David has had a resurgence with his
Grammy nominated release
Try Me One More Time
, followed by Use Me (featuring David w/Dr. John, Los
Lobos
, Levon Helm, John Hiatt, Keb Mo, Linda Ronstadt, Vince Gill &  
Widespread Panic
) and soon, Only Slightly Mad, the first David Bromberg
Band album in thirty years
!
“(David Bromberg is) The reason man created stringed instruments. David touched them with a lover’s fingers and they
moaned that true love right back at him. Wood and wire and flesh spoke.” –
Jerry Jeff Walker
VIDEO:  Click HERE to watch videos of David Bromberg
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