Emily Elbert to perform at Hanalei Strings on Sunday

HANALEI — Singer/songwriter Emily Elbert will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Hanalei Strings.

“I’ll look forward to playing for Kauai locals and visitors in their cozy music haven,” she said.

Elbert’s music weaves together a rhythmic funk-folk blend of introspection and celebration. Anchored by guitar work and an old-soul voice, her songs offer progressive perspective while paying tribute to the timeless.

The Texas-bred songwriter graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston and has carried her music around the world, playing over a thousand independent shows from Scotland to Spain to Singapore. She has independently released four albums as well as two new singles, “Letting Go” and “Here & Now.”

As a solo artist, Elbert has opened for acts including Leon Russell, Victor Wooten, G. Love & Special Sauce, Robben Ford, Raul Midon, Richie Havens and Tuck & Patti.

Her music has garnered praise from publications like The Washington Post, Utne Reader and Glamour Magazine, won awards in the U.S. and U.K., and attracted over two million YouTube views.

Last January, she shared the stage on Kauai with long-time friend and collaborator Peter Sprague.

Suggested donation for the performance is $20.

Hanalei Strings is at 5-5190 Kuhio Highway in Hanalei.

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