Kimo Nevius


Past Dates

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Wailuku Coffee Company

ROLLING DOWN TO OLD MAUI CD/Book release concert - 2:00 pm

26 N Market Street Wailuku HI USA (808) 495-0259
Price: no charge

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Kimo Nevius -- Maui’s Musical Storyteller -- will debut his new ten-song album “Rolling Down to Old Maui” at the WAILUKU COFFEE COMPANY, 26 North Market Street in the heart of Wailuku.

The song cycle consists of nine originals plus the title track (an old whaling song) that tell stories from old Hawaii.

Steeped in the American folk tradition, Nevius writes songs about Hawaiian topics that musically draw upon everything from sea shanties to the union songs of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger to 1970s singer-songwriters like James Taylor and Gordon Lightfoot. Each song tells a story, from the death of Captain James Cook to the life of John Coxe, a native Hawaiian who left the islands to work in the fur industry in the early 1800s. Many songs focus on Maui’s legacy of sugarcane production, including the 1946 plantation strike that brought the industry to its knees.

The CD of “Rolling Down to Old Maui” is accompanied by a lavishly illustrated 40-page, hardcover book of lyrics that explains the history behind each song.

There is no cover charge to attend the show but donations are strongly encouraged. All money raised at this event will go to the Kimokeo Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Kimokeo Kapahulehua and dedicated to preserving and perpetuating Native Hawaiian culture, language, people and environment. A portion of the sales of “Rolling Down to Old Maui” at the concert will also go to the foundation.


Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Wailuku Coffee Company

Coffee House Sessions: Music for a Cause - 2:00 - 4:00 pm

26 N Market Street Wailuku HI USA
Price: No cover -- donations accepted!
Join Kimo Nevius for an afternoon of music and storytelling in the intimate setting of Wailuku Coffee Company. In our curated monthly series, "The Coffee House Sessions: Music for a Cause." Kimo welcomes different singer-songwriters as we raise money for worthy causes.

Kimo will playing the full two-hour show this month, showcasing original songs about Maui history in addition to other popular songs from a deep well of material that stretches from the 1950s to today.

IT'S GREAT MUSIC FOR A GREAT CAUSE -- What more can you ask?

As at a Greenwich Village coffee house from the 1960s, there will be no cover charge, but we will pass the hat, and all the money you generously put inside it will go to that month's non-profit. 

This month, we'll be raising money to benefit Na Koa Manu Conservation ( which is dedicated to protecting and recovering native Hawaiian bird populations by supporting conservation research and management activities of like-minded organizations, institutions, agencies and the public. They aim to connect our global community to the plight of endangered species in Hawaii in order to increase education and support.