Saturday, June 21, 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lead Belly Stage - Room #333
Versed in folk blues from an early age, Mokai accompanies himself on fingerstyle guitar, playing earthy original music. He tells gripping stories, rhymes freely, and through his songs, he melds the strange and beautiful into rootsy performances.
Mokai's solo shows - featuring his signature fingerpicking - are the real revelation. He creates an intimate world for his audience, with his bluesy voice, engaging lyrics, and innovative use of fingerstyle guitar. Mokai's music pulses with rhythm -his driving thumb laying down counterpoint bass patterns as Mokai riffs along on top.
Some Venues & Stages Mokai has played: Bazaar Cafe, San Francisco, CA; Cafe du Nord, San Francisco, CA; Dolores Park Cafe, San Francisco, CA; Sleeping Lady, Fairfax, CA; Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA; Starry Plough, Berkeley CA; San Gregorio General Store; Harmony Festival, Santa Rosa, CA; North Beach Jazz Festival, SF, CA; SolFest, Hopland,CA; San Francisco Folk Festival; Humboldt Folklife Festival; Buena Vista House Concert; EcoHouse