Hook and Line

Interview: Jacob Staron of Hook and Line

Interview: Jacob Staron of Hook and Line Hook and Line is an Americana band formed in Honolulu, Hawaii. With no fancy effects, it’s all about great songs, energetically delivered with heart and harmony. The band features an ever changing lineup of guitar, blues harp, fiddle, upright bass and customized cajon, topped off with vocal harmonies. […]

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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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