Grab The Reef Entertainment and Chuck Deleonardis present Tavana McMoore and Leon Mobley (Electric Duo) for a Big Island Tour, March 28-30. You do not want to miss these iconic performances from these very special artists live at Laverne’s Sports Bar on Thursday, March 28th, Friday, March 29th, in Pahoa at The Lava Shack, and Saturday, March 30th, in Hilo at The Hilo Town Tavern. Tickets available now at www.brownpapertickets.com, Humpys, and The Hilo Town Tavern.
Tavana is a multi-instrumentalist from Honolulu, HI who uses electronic drum triggers to lay down a variety of grooves with his feet while simultaneously playing guitar, banjo, lap steel, or ukulele and singing soulful, island-inspired Rock and Blues.
Tavana has been the supporting act for Alabama Shakes, Shakey Graves, Xavier Rudd, Jenny Lewis, Julian Marley, and Kaleo to name just a few, and in 2009, Eddie Vedder invited Tavana to sing ‘Hawaii 78’ – a Hawaii anthem of sorts – with him at the Hawaii Theatre. “He’s more the exception than the rule, he is a great human and I’m glad to know him” said Vedder while introducing Tavana to the audience.
In 2019, Tavana has his sights set on releasing another album that will showcase his ever-evolving, one-of-a-kind signature island-inspired rock-and-blues sound, while continuing to tour regularly both on the US Mainland and abroad.
Leon Mobley is the founder and artistic and musical director of Da Lion and Djimbe West African Drummers and Dancers. He founded these two groups in order to help preserve African cultures, and present authentic traditional West African-American dance and music to North American audiences. Through these groups, Mobley educates others about the West African people, their customs, history, and cultural arts and about the influence of Traditional African drumming and music on African-American art and culture.