NOVEMBER
AMSDconcerts
@ Sweetwater Union High School
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)
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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
November 5 @ 7:30pm
A master of the slack key guitar, Led Kaapana has been one of Hawai‘i's most
influential musicians for four decades. His mastery of stringed instruments,
exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and ‘ukulele, and extraordinary
baritone to leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) vocal range, have made him a musical legend.

With easy-going style and kolohe (rascal) charm, he has built a loyal corps of
“Led Heads” from Brussels to his birthplace on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. In
2011, he was honored with an NEA National Heritage Fellowship for his artistic
excellence and his contributions to our nation's traditional arts heritage.
VIDEOS:
Click HERE and HERE
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“Ledward Kaapana is a master slack key guitarist.”
-- The New York Times

"…friendly, generous, self-effacing, a little kolohe (rascally) and a flat out
genius at just about any stringed instrument that can be finger-picked."
-- The Honolulu Advertiser
AUDIO:
Opihi Moemoe
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TICKET AVAILABILITY / ROW INFORMATION:
NOTE:  Next orders filled in row indicated (approximate -- +/- 1 row)
Click HERE for SEATING CHART
Rows 1-5:
*** Premium Seating - $35 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
*** Next Premium Seat orders filled in Row 1A (then Row 2A) ***
On Sale AUG 1*
Rows 6-11:
*** Reserved Seating - $25 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
*** Next orders filled in Row 6A (then Row 7A) ***
On Sale AUG 1*
Ernie Cruz Jr. and John Cruz
November 12 @ 7:30pm
Ernie Cruz Jr.
Ernie Cruz Jr. is a multiple Na Hoku Hanohano award winning solo artist. His
album, Portraits, which won Male Vocalist and Contemporary Album of the
Year in 2002, combined engaging original tunes with lyrics, all delivered with
his soulful vocal style and dexterous guitar work. In April 2007 he headlined
with Eddie Vedder and Jack Johnson at Honolulu’s Kokua Music Festival. He
is also a founding member of the Ka’au Crater Boys, one of the most popular
groups on the islands.
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TICKET AVAILABILITY / ROW INFORMATION:
NOTE:  Next orders filled in row indicated (approximate -- +/- 1 row)
Click HERE for SEATING CHART
Rows 1-5:
*** Premium Seating - $35 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
*** Next Premium Seat orders filled in Row 1A (then Row 2A) ***
On Sale AUG 15*
Rows 6-11:
*** Reserved Seating - $25 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
*** Next orders filled in Row 6A (then Row 7A) ***
On Sale AUG 15*
John Cruz
John Cruz has distinguished himself as one of the most talented artists that has ever
come from Hawaii. Growing up with brother Ernie, John was surrounded by music all his
life. When his first album, Acoustic Soul was released in 1996, it made an artistic and
commercial impact like few other recordings in Hawaiian musical history. Acoustic Soul
to date has sold over 150,000 copies in Hawaii alone. John produced the album himself
and released it on his own label, Lilikoi Records. It spawned the radio hits "Shine On,"
"Sitting in Limbo" and "Island Style," which has become a local anthem known around
the world. Acoustic Soul won two Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in 1997 -- one for
Contemporary Album of the Year and one for Most Promising Artist.

Together the Cruz brothers will bring their deep roots in Hawaiian music and
culture along with their contemporary flair, humor and aloha to a rare mainland
appearance.
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November 19 @ 7:30pm
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Rows 1-5:
*** Premium Seating - $TBA (+$2/ticket fee) ***
*** Next Premium Seat orders filled in Row 1A ***
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Rows 6-11:
*** Reserved Seating - $TBA (+$2/ticket fee) ***
*** Next orders filled in Row 6A (then Row 7A) ***
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TICKET AVAILABILITY / ROW INFORMATION:
NOTE:  Next orders filled in row indicated (approximate -- +/- 1 row)
Click HERE for SEATING CHART
If you've been around AMSDconcerts for any length of time at all, it'll come as no surprise
that
Geoff Muldaur -- who played the third concert we presented, back in October 2003 --
is one of our special favorites.

In addition to returning for numerous solo performances, Geoff was joined by his old
bandmate
Jim Kweskin (The Jim Kweskin Jug Band) for an AMSD show in December 2007
(it can't really have been that long ago, can it?!?!?!).

Considered to be the cultural spearhead that inspired The Lovin' Spoonful, The Byrds, and
The Grateful Dead , the Jug Band enjoyed much success on the Vanguard and Warner Bros
record labels from 1963 - 1968, releasing 5 albums and 2 greatest hits compilations.

Geoff Muldaur has had a lifelong passion for jazz and blues of the '20s and '30s. His recordings
reinterpreting that music are not only enjoyable in their own right, they've led many listeners
to seek out recordings from that era.  Muldaur was a founding member of the Jim Kweskin
Jug Band in 1962. The band was together for about six years and inspired people like Jerry
Garcia and John Sebastian.  
After the jug band broke up, Muldaur recorded with his then-wife, Maria Muldaur, and teamed up with Paul Butterfield to form the band
Better Days. In the mid-'80s, he began a long sabbatical from performing, re-emerging in 1999 with the album "The Secret Handshake."  

Following his own lengthy break from performing as a professional musician,
Jim Kweskin re-emerged a decade ago and has since played
numerous shows with Muldaur, as well as with a number of other top notch musicians -- including a reunion tour of the Jim Kweskin Jug
Band itself.   His guitar playing and singing are as good as ever, and that's saying a LOT.