“2 to Three Feet” – Herb Ohta Jr. and Daniel Ho (Review)

Herb and Daniel change things up a bit on their new album 2 to Three Feet.

This time they’ve gone for an upbeat approach. Seven of the 11 songs have surf related titles – hence the name of the album (referring the height of easy-to-ride waves).

Starting off with Pahala We Go Herb and Daniel groove their way through a catchy melody and some sweet bass runs only possible on a D-VI 6-string uke. This song was written during the period of the Kahumoku Music camp #1 which is located in Pahala, HI.

The title song is next followed by a slowish song that you might hear in Paris: Wave.

Herb and Daniel absolutely nail an original rendition of Bodysurfing – a song written by Ohta’s dad, Ohta-san.

Then comes Jazz the Glass and Surfing Walls (Walls is a popular bodyboarding spot on Oahu).

Slack Tides has a more – get this – slack-key guitar sound and more bass runs! Very pretty.

The next song – Nightsurfing has the very distinct Herb Ohta Jr. and Daniel Ho stamp on it.

Alchemy Hour is one of the more gentle songs on the CD.

Wrapping it up is the fun Laupahoehoe Hula (a.k.a The Boy From Laupahoehoe) with more bass runs! It is awesome to watch someone dance (hula) this song (especially if it was Herb or Daniel!).

This album is mastered a bit differently then the other ‘Ukuleles in Paradise albums.