Tavana is incredibly excited to be releasing 'Aloha Spirit' - his 4th Album - on Maui & Oahu this coming weekend!
Building on his previous albums and refining his one-man band style, in 'Aloha Spirit' Tavana sings and plays his heart out, producing hit-after-hit with his signature blend of island inspired Rock & Blues.
The title track - 'Aloha Spirit' is an up-and-coming island anthem and features Leon Mobley, the legendary percussionist of 'Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals.
(See below for an unaccompanied version!)
'Island Days' is another upbeat radio-friendly jam featuring widely-renowned harmonica ace Garrett "Ane" Pessin, and 'SMH' is a fun ditty about people's over-reliance on cell phones and the decline in face-to-face interaction. Funny enough, Tavana wrote 'SMH' after just learning what the acronym meant - and like you'd expect - could do nothing but shake his head.
Things get a bit heavier with the driving Blues-Rock on 'Walk my Way' which also features Leon Mobley on the djembe, and on 'Believe' which includes the hauntingly beautiful sounds of Chris Chorney on the Cello. (Mr. Chorney also owns and operates Analog Rock Machine Studios where some of the album was recorded and was recently featured on 6 tracks on Kanye West's recent album, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.')
Adding to this eclectic mix is one of Tavana's most complex and mesmerizing songs to date: 'Sparrow.' The song features the muted trumpet work of Mike Lewis, Ken Likens on Piano, Chris Chorney on Cello, and Mark Lindberg on drums.
Rounding it all out is the ballad of 'Glass Castles' featuring Tavana's super-intricate banjo work, the love song 'Sink or Swin', and the groovy, relaxing 'Peaceful Place.'
With sound by ace engineers Demetri Marmash and Steven 'Lock' Lynch, photos by legendary rockphotographer, Bill Hale, and graphic design by award-winning album artist Scott Johnson of Dogtowne Design, this is without a doubt Tavana's very best album yet and is already starting to generate major buzz!
Check out CD Release Party Dates and Locations below, and come on out and join the fun!
The album is also now available for online order!