https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfs7yUOXHVU "Got Palaka?" is the second single from my new album 'Song for Waimea'. This song was inspired by the ubiquitous palaka shirt that is so closely associated with Waimea, the paniolo, and upcountry living in general. It is what I like to call "the real Hawaiian shirt". The palaka shirt has an interesting history … Continue reading Got Palaka?
Everything needs an origin story. While I could say the origin story for my new album 'Song for Waimea' first began when I moved here when I was five years old, it truly started to take shape after a curious creative predicament I found myself in about two summers ago. At that time I had … Continue reading ‘Song for Waimea’: Origin Story
Upon arriving in Hawai’i as a young child, my family first lived on the beach at ‘Ohai’ula on the shores of Kawaihae which borders the ahupua’a of ‘Ouil, where Waimea resides. It is here that my family, consisting of my Mom, Dad, older brother, and two younger sisters lived for some six weeks as we … Continue reading My Song of Waimea