Dave Lawrence

Jack Johnson Celebrates Kokua With Album & Tour

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Instead of his usual April Kokua Festival benefit concerts, Jack Johnson is taking guests Paula Fuga and John Cruz on a seven-date island tour, while releasing a Best of Kokua Festival album. All the proceeds -- from the tour and new release – will go to his non-profit Kokua Hawai`i Foundation, and he called HPR's Dave Lawrence to talk about it. 

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Dave Specter Brings His Chicago Blues To The Islands

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Chicago blues guitarist Dave Specter is back in the islands. He visited HPR and spoke with Dave Lawrence ahead of the visit. Specter talked about a couple of the blues legends he’s privileged to have experience with.

 

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Hawai`i Gets A Piece Of Cake

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A favorite of NPR, rockers Cake are back in the islands this weekend and HPR’s Dave Lawrence connected with their socially and environmentally conscious front-man, John McCrea. John spoke from his big city home, where he’s recently added some unusual… features…

 

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Pink Martini in Hawai`i

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The band Pink Martini is in town. The eclectic group’s founder, pianist Thomas Lauderdale, dropped by the Atherton Performing Arts Studio for a conversation with HPR’s Dave Lawrence. He shared details about their island shows, and some connections the band has to NPR…

 

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Third World: Bringing Island Music to the World

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Tonight reggae legends Third World return for a four-island tour. Original member Stephen "Cat" Coore called HPR’s Dave Lawrence and talked about the connection to reggae on islands around the world…

 

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