The New York Times called Makuna's music "dazzling," while Esquire magazine called the young singer-songwriter the greatest living slack-key guitar player. This Hawaiian "slack-rock" pioneer fuses the traditional style of the islands with influences ranging from folk to rock to bluegrass and jazz. He's been featured on several Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack to the George Clooney film The Descendants, and he's opened for Santana, Sting and No Doubt, to name a few. Now this genre-defying musician comes to City Winery Chicago, where he'll be joined by Hawaiian songbird Paula Fuga. Paula's career was launched when singer-songwriter Jack Johnson, in a park near his Hawaiian home, heard her soulful voice. Floored, he immediately set about helping to launch the singer-ukulele player's career. With powerful lyrics and gorgeous melodies, she embodies the Hawaiian spirit while playing songs with a modern, accessible style.