Show Review: Jake Shimabukuro and Friends Was Incredible Ukulele at the Blue Note, Honolulu, Hawaii

  Jake Shimabukuro and Friends, March 06, 2020, The Blue Note, Honolulu, Hawaii I moved to Hawaii, the place I call home, in 1995. The Islands were in the midst of a Hawaiian musical renaissance. Israel Kamakawiwoʻole had recently released Facing The Future. It’s laid back ukulele strumming combined traditional Hawaiian language and hapa haole […]

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Show Review: Big Head Todd and The Monsters’ Tropical Escapade Already This Year’s Favorite at The Blue Note, Honolulu

I’ll admit I have not thought of Big Head Todd and The Monsters for at least twenty years. Of course I was familiar with their hit single “Bittersweet” off of their album Sister Sweetly (Giant Records/Warner) but since then I really hadn’t paid much attention to the band. The sheer volume of music available in this […]

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Show Review: Newport Folk Fest 2019, Day by Day, a Photographer’s View

Photos:   Day One of Newport Folk Festival 2019  Once again the Newport Folk Festival exceeded all expectations. The sixtieth anniversary of the festival was filled with stellar performances of newcomers, music veterans, and unexpected collaborations. Black Belt Eagle Scout, Adia Victoria, Devon Gilfillian, Bonny Light Horseman, Liz Cooper performed sets in which fans won’t […]

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