Less than 100 people gathered at the Hilo Town Night Market on Wednesday for an intimate show starring Leilani Wolfgramm and local artist Drew Daniels in an “unplugged” setting.
Daniels and his bandmates, sporting Big Island Grown garb, started the evening off with beautiful, island-inspired tunes that ran the gamut from mellow, reggae to upbeat sounds as the crowd slowly started to trickle in (Daniels is the Director of Marketing for Big Island Grown Dispensaries).
After the session was over, nationally-acclaimed artist Leilani Wolfgramm eased her way through the small crowd, making her way to the stage where she began her set with Sail Away.
Wolfgramm, who just a few nights before performed to a full house at Uncle Robert’s Awa Bar in Kalapana, is a singer-songwriter from Florida whose vocals range from soulful reggae to indie pop, electronic and more.
Many in the crowd were seen sporting “WOLFPAK” shirts symbolizing their devotion to this Hawaii-famed artist, with onlookers whispering about how they “knew her when.” Prior to the pandemic, Wolfgramm regularly performed to audiences in Hawaii.
Throughout the evening Wolfgramm kept the energy and spirits high, speaking of her gratitude for being back on the Big Island and singing in front of some of her day-one fans, who sang along to some favorites such as “Sunshine” and her new song “The Rain.”