About Lightnin' Larry

Embrace Your Passion


I grew up in Hawaii and always thought and dreamed in sound, rhythm, and beats. I uncovered my passion for music during a live performance playing the ukulele at a luau with my Dad at age eight.  People started throwing money and I ran off the stage. My Dad called me back on stage and said take the money, it's yours!  I got hooked.

Live Life in Song


The street beats of Oakland, CA where we lived for a few years influenced my taste in music.  After serving in the Navy during the Vietnam War, I went back home to Hawaii and got my Music Degree at Leeward Community College. I love collaborating with other Artists and experimenting with different genres of music.

Be Inspired By Everything


I find inspiration all around me.  I try to make my music representative of myself and my generation. Sometimes the lyrics and music to songs are whispered in my ear while I'm asleep.


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Do you have questions, want to book a show, or collaborate on a new piece?   Reach out and let's make magic happen.  Call us at (808) 221-8396.


Thursday, September 19th

County Fair in Hilo

7 to 8 p.m.

Blues by the Bay

Hula Hulas at the Grand Naniloa

Saturday, September 21st

6 to 9 p.m.

Monday, September 23rd

Blue Note in Waikiki

An Eclectic Night of Tradition and Original Big Island Blues!

Showtimes 6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.

Tickets 808-725-2103  


Sunday, October 27th

East Hawaii Jazz & Blues Festival

Nani Mau Gardens

1 to 7 p.m.

TIckets at Basically Books in Hilo or Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Private parties not shown here



2018 Na Hoku Hanohano Winner!  Rock Album of the Year!

Original Songs


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