If you live in Colorado,Hawaii or beyond, Tommy Nahulu is not an unfamiliar name.
He is an icon in Denver art. He painted the first mural of Johnny Cash on a venue’s outside wall in down town Denver. It was a landmark for years. He is very admired by his peers, family and friends.
Nahulu has been a fixture on the Denver rock scene since the ’70s. He’s written reviews and taken pictures, booked festivals and started music websites, managed Liz Clark and road managed Nina Storey. He’s worked with the Colorado Music Association, the People’s Fair, the AIDS Walk, the Westword Music Showcase, RockOnColorado and LMNOP (Local Music Network of Patrons). Nahulu is also a muralist, perhaps best known for the Johnny Cash portrait on the side of Bender’s Tavern on East 13th Avenue in Capitol Hill. —Richard Baca
You can see more of Tommy Nahulu’s Art on his Facebook page