Back when Mackey Feary split from Kalapana to form his own band, Hawaii’s music scene was reaching incredible heights with new releases from talented artists. The debut LP from Macky […]
Surrounding yourself with musicians is a great way to stay inspired. Living with them in a huge house by the beach? Even better. Ron Yuen of the Hawaii band Summer recalls living with the members of Kalapana—including Mackey Feary, DJ Pratt, Malani Bilyeu, Alvin Fejarang—at a house in Malibu. Here’s part 2 of my interview with Ron Yuen.
“Tiana” by Mackey Feary
To die-hard fans of Mackey: you’ll smile, you’ll cry, you’ll cherish these recordings that YouTube user paxukulele recently uploaded. Despite the poor audio quality (not only was it a live […]
My interview with Robin Kimura was lengthy (in a good way), but not nearly as long as the extended performances Greenwood played at Waikiki’s popular discos back in the 1970s. […]
“Moon & Stars” (live) by Mackey Feary
Update: Mahalo to Greenwood’s Wayne Nakamura (Bari, Tenor, Alto Saxes) for putting all these displays together! When I arrived at the 70s Night Club Reunion last weekend, I immediately took notice […]
Here’s a quick overview of what I took away from the 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano awards festival. Kalapana performing “Naturally” live as the recipients of a Lifetime Achievement Award (just magnificent!). Touch of Gold. […]
“Summer’s End” by Mackey Feary Band.
I’ve been craving this culture for so long, it’s a shock to be submersed in it again. Yup, I’m back in Hawaii and it’s sun, sun, sun! And Hawaiian music, […]