Nathan Aweau, Award-Winning Hawaiian Vocalist, Bassist, Guitarist

May 29, 2008 · Print This Article

I had the good fortune of meeting this young talent even before he ever put out a c.d., before I ever heard him play a note. But from the beginning I loved his enthusiasm and pure joy for the guitar, for the different styles, and music in general. I first thought, here is a guy who just started his practice as an attorney in New York, and that music was a hobby. ‘Boy’ was I wrong. . . when I finally heard him play, his persona was of a seasoned veteran.

A few years later, while Darin was still in New York, he asked me if I could pull some bass on his next c.d. This was a total joy for me because his style of writing left room for the other instruments to breath, to improvise, to truly be a part of the song.

FIVE YEARS AND MANY MILES will definitely make you say “whoa, where’d this guy come from?” From the very beginning, you will relate, and every song makes you remember personal experiences and good feelings from your past.

As for his musicianship, I love how he incorporates slack key, folk finger picking and flat picking in every song. With his contemporary style of writing, he takes the traditional slack key and makes it today. . . I love musicians who will take it to the edge.

So, with your significant other, grab a bottle of wine, head to the beach during sunset, turn on Darin’s c.d., and enjoy the full experience of FIVE YEARS AND MANY MILES.

Nathan Aweau, Award-Winning Hawaiian Vocalist, Bassist, Guitarist


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