One of Hawai’i’s premier ‘ukulele legends left us on Saturday. Eddie Kamae was a huge influence on Hawaiian music with his work as a solo artist and also in the Sons Of Hawai’i. He composed many beautiful Hawaiian tunes including E Ku’u Morning Dew which is part of the standard ‘ukulele repertoire here in the […] Read More
I learned tonight that the guitarist half of the Ka’au Crater Boys passed earlier in the day. He was found unresponsive in the water off of Sandy beach on O’ahu. In the ‘ukulele world Ernie, no doubt, lived in the shadow of Troy Fernandez. By way of the beast Troy tended to outshine the subtle […] Read More
Hawai’i lost a legendary musician on this afternoon of April the 28th, 2014. RIP, Reverend Dennis Kamakahi.
The world is darker today. Bob Brozman has died. Bob was a legend here in Hawai’i. I’ve never heard of any outsider who was more respected by local musicians. We all looked up to him and were constantly floored at the sounds he could extract from a guitar or ‘ukulele. The stuff he played wasn’t […] Read More
Sad news. John King passed away on April 3rd at the age of 55. If you were not familiar with King, take a look at the video below. He played many classical pieces in a very unique style on a tiny ‘ukulele. His obituary can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/arts/music/27king.html?_r=1&emc=eta1 RIP […] Read More