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An epic night of Led Zeppelin music.

September 22, 2011
Trisha Smith
Contributing Write

“A lot of respect was developed—among each other and with the audience,” said ZEPTEMBER! Music Director Shawn Michael.

A colorful collaboration of Hawai‘i’s monster musicians return to Mulligan’s On The Blue this Saturday, Sept. 24, for Maui’s rock concert, ZEPTEMBER!

“The lineup is again overflowing with so many talented musicians, all of which are pouring their souls into Led Zeppelin,” said Scott Johnson of Dogtowne Design.

Bassist extraordinaire Shawn Michael and drum animal Josh Greenbaum provide ZEPTEMBER’s backbeat throughout, with seasoned talents like Murray Thorne, Cheryl Rae, Pete Sebastian and Nils Rosenblad stepping up their games to deliver memorable tributes.

Darrin Lenett will tickle the keys once again—I’m looking forward to his touch on Thank You—and sultry singer Joette Burke will blow listeners away again with her mighty howl on some timeless tracks, including Immigrant Song with her Bad Kitty bandmate, Marci Olson.

Dedicated to all things Zep, sonic sweethearts Mary Jane Babashoff and Chris Sendrey will passionately perform with guitarist John Carroll on diehard fan favorites like That’s the Way and Out on the Tiles.

Punk rocker Steve Hart may suffer a Communication Breakdown, and hard rockin’ brothers Ryan Rego and Chad Kaya plan to tear it up, as well as O’ahu vocalists Kasi Nunes and Stef, who make the trip to pay their Zeppelin respects.

ZEPTEMBER! contributors are proud to present the iconic foursome’s rowdy blues, classic rock and mystical metal, and I’m honored to act as emcee with plenty of Zeptastic sentiments to share above “the ocean’s roar.”

It was exciting in 2010 to see gifted players satisfy Fender fantasies and unknown stars beam—all while the soul of ZEPTEMBER!’s beneficiary, my dear friend, Anu Yagi, smiled.

“We’re stoked to be able to once again directly help someone through this,” said Johnson, as partial proceeds benefit 27-year-old Erin Fulton’s battle with cancer.



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