Whether easing into the soulful vibe of Al Green, the raw emotion of classic rock legend Neil Young or even pulling out the occasional “Don’t worry, be happy” by Bobby McFerrin, Orange County-based singer-songwriter Danny Maika’s effortless command of rock, soul and pop standards must be heard to be believed. Utilizing a blend of guitar, ukulele and harmonica, Maika creates his own material influenced by the great artists he admires, infusing them with his passions and life experiences. The respect he’s received from his peers and colleagues has resulted in some impressive accolades, including winning the 2008 Best Male Acoustic Performer in the So Cal Live Music Competition.
This year, in addition to performing at LATE & LIVE both Friday and Saturday night, Danny will play a special Ukulele “Touch of the Islands” set, Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Inn at the Commons Petite Ballroom
Special thanks to Tom’s Guitars for providing a Ukulele.