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Atherton Performing Arts Studio

Hawai‘i Public Radio

738 Kāheka St.

Honolulu, HI 96814

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Singer/songwriter Paul Izak makes his Atherton Studio debut with his unique blend of folk, blues, rock, and reggae.

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An O’ahu native, Paul Izak has been discovering his own voice and unique sound as a singer/songwriter since 2004.

From 2005-2013, Paul was the lead singer/harmonica/percussion player for local Hawaiian reggae band Pressure Drop, winners of the Mai Tai Rumble in 2010.

His love for music continues to grow, just like his garden. Representing a healthy and simple life, Paul is a believer in honoring yourself as an individual so that you may better contribute to your community through healthy sustainable practices. This is the message conveyed through Paul’s music as he practices what he preaches.

Paul’s full length albums include Peaceful Words (2010), Seeds of Love (2011), Everlasting Light (2013), Campfire Anthems (2013), and Back to the Roots (2017).

More about Paul Izak: As a young boy, Paul was no stranger to the main stage, performing as a vocal soloist in choruses since 2nd grade. He then became an impersonator of famous artists like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Louis, and Neil Diamond, and also performed around the island with the Honolulu Boys Choir for two years. Through intermediate and high school years, he began to shift interests towards acting, photography, sports, and film production and his vocal talent was put aside. During these years, he began to find a new voice through his harmonica. His inspiration came from his uncle Brian, a local blues harmonica player, and other blues musicians around the island. He quickly found a new sense of freedom through the harmonica.

During his first year of college, Paul began learning guitar and finding his own sound, which can best be described as a blend of folk, blues, rock, and reggae. In 2006, while living on the island of Lana’i, Paul began playing hand drums. This later led him to establish a drum circle on Kailua Beach, which ran for three years. These drum circles allowed Paul to connect with the community through the freedom of unlimited creative expression weekly. Bringing together the community in a conscious way led to the monthly Yogarden Music Gatherings, an all ages artistic/music event. Paul’s passion for yoga, gardening, and music set the foundation for these gatherings.

About the series:

This performance is part of HPR's Atherton Winter Concert Series, which runs through February 14. Atherton shows offer an intimate listening experience, where there's nothing between you and the music. View the complete season lineup.

Sponsored by The Rice Partnership.

Select Atherton performances are rebroadcast on Applause In a Small Room, which airs Sundays at 4 p.m. on HPR-1.

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Atherton Performing Arts Studio

Hawai‘i Public Radio

738 Kāheka St.

Honolulu, HI 96814

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