“It’s like my own little mission, trying to spread the love vibration in my music. I always try to bring people to a higher consciousness in my shows.” – Loyal Garner
When Kirk left Kalapana and returned to the islands, he wanted to give John Rapoza and 16 other Hawaii musicians a chance to showcase their talent in a super group called Lemuria.
What makes soul, soul? I’ve asked this question before, and my answer is: “soul” moves us from deep within. Herb Ohta, Sr. (Ohta San) taps into that soul spectrum with his Decca LP, Soul Time In Hawaii.
The Alika Lyman Group release their debut CD at The Dragon Upstairs this Friday. Their single, “Summer Me”, beckons to be played once, twice, or twenty times with its sound of lazy sunshine baking the brim of your hat.
One of the greatest things in the world is seeing another human being smile. People expressing their happiness; just thinking about it makes me feel good. They are in love […]
There couldn’t have been a better name for this obscure disco-funk band. Lead by keyboardist Checo Tohomoso, Nova bursts with power and positivity on every track, gradually bring it full-circle at he end of each song. “Can We Do It Good” is a shining example. But where the hell did this record come from?
You all know Nohelani Cypriano. She’s probably the reason why you love Hawaiian funk music. Her LP, Around Again, has been on your list of most-wanted albums for a long time because no matter how many times you listen to “Lihue”, you keep coming back for more. I can gratefully say that today I had the special privilege of asking Nohelani some in-depth questions about her music career. What I’ve learned from our conversation is this: Nohelani was ahead of her time. But I’ll let her tell you about it.
Phil Keat and Steve Wofford spent two weeks recording their debut LP, “Road To Home” in Herb Ono’s Sounds of Hawaii studio. With appearances from artists like Henry Kapono and Gaylord Holomalia, “Road To Home” is a pleasant mixture of gentle, soulful tunes reminiscent of Country Comfort and American soft rock/AOR of the era. But I’ll let Phil Keat tell you more about it.
Here’s a nice jam. “Terrie & Me” grew from the local music scene in the 1970s, a time when acoustic guitars and harmonizing vocalists could be found in almost every […]
As I mentioned earlier, the Hawaii Record Fair was a complete success. Music collectors from all over the island gathered to dig up long-time wants and new discoveries. Hell, some […]