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Tavana is a multi-instrumentalist from Honolulu,HI with a bit more up his sleeve than your average one man band. Using electronic drum triggers, Tavana lays down a variety of grooves with his feet to accompany himself while playing and singing. This self-built pedal board looks like something out of Mad Max, and sounds as big as a stadium. Watching his feet is quite mesmerizing in and of itself. He switches between acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lapsteel, ukulele, banjo and a variety of effects and other gadgets with his hands. As if all of this wasn’t already enough to have you completely enthralled, he begins to sing. His voice is deep and smooth with rough edges in all the right places. The music is very bluesy with a hefty dose of rock but still somehow reminds you of Hawaii.