Hearing A Boom On Record Store Day

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Over the weekend, Record Store Day was celebrated around the country, and HPR's Dave Lawrence reports on local festivities that took place Saturday. The annual April event is designed to raise awareness about the music industry as album and music purchases have fallen. At Hungry Ear Records in Kailua, last year they hosted Kaua`i-based music star Todd Rundgren, and this year had Po & the 4Fathers. The group features Boom Gaspar, born and raised here in Hawai`i, and better known as the keyboardist for Pearl Jam. He and his new side-project were signing copies of the special 7” single they released for the occasion, and Boom talked about some of the first records he bought…

 

Po & the 4Fathers 7" cover

 

Listen for a music feature about Po & the 4Fathers soon on HPR, including more of our conversation with Boom Gaspar, Kawai Hoe and Kiliona Young of the band. For those of you without a turntable, the songs featured on the 7", "Kingdom Come" and "Do Ya," are also available as digital downloads.

 

Interview at Hungry Ear Records with Po & the 4Fathers

From left: Kiliona Young, Boom Gaspar and Kawai Hoe of Po & the 4Fathers speaking with Dave Lawrence at Hungry Ear Records, Kailua.

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