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Road Stories with Dave Lawrence

Road Stories is a series of interviews with musicians from across the musical spectrum, sharing their experiences during the pandemic, new projects, classic stories and exclusive musical performances. It was formerly known as Off the Road when the pandemic halted touring entertainment. The podcast is hosted by HPR All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence.

Latest Episodes
  • Global music superstar and sometimes Hawaiʻi resident Herb Alpert returns for a chat with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. Herb has a new album, Sunny Side of the Street, which we'll hear some of and hear about, plus some fun related stories today about Louis Armstrong, Kui Lee and his amazing moment of performing for, and then meeting, the late Queen Elizabeth. Tomorrow, more great stories, and a couple of exclusive musical performances.
  • Guitarist Al Di Meola concludes two days on the show sharing stories with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. Today we hear more of the recently released vintage recording Saturday Night In San Francisco, featuring Al alongside the late Paco de Lucia and John McLaughlin. Al also shares hysterical stories about his gambling adventures on the road with John McLaughlin, and about the promoter of the San Francisco shows, late legendary concert promoter Bill Graham. Al plays the Blue Note Hawaii on Oct. 6 and 7.
  • The legendary Al Di Meola returns to the show sharing stories with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence, including details about the unusual home events he hosted during the pandemic, plus we hear and discuss the recently released vintage recording Saturday Night In San Francisco, featuring Al alongside the late Paco de Lucia and John McLaughlin. Al plays the Blue Note Hawaii on Oct. 6 and 7.
  • Guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan returns to Hawaiʻi for a three island tour and an appearance on HPR with Dave Lawrence. In this post, learn about the local dates, hear more music he recorded at HPR's Atherton Studio and hear some really special stories! Stanley shares experiences with Kenny Rogers, Beatles producer George Martin, and Janet and Tito Jackson!
  • Guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan returns to Hawaii for a three island tour and an appearance on HPR with Dave Lawrence. In this post, learn about the local dates, hear his absolutely frightening COVID story, some music he recorded at HPR's Atherton Studio and more great storytelling from this gentle giant of the guitar world.
  • Legendary Asian American fusion band Hiroshima return on their "Domo" tour, playing the Blue Note Hawaii Sept. 16 and 17, and HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back Hiroshima sax/flute/wind instrument player Dan Kuramoto for a fun conversation!
  • HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with original member of America, Gerry Beckley, as he releases a new solo album, Aurora, and shares some fun stories.
  • Today HPR All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence speaks with bassist/keyboardist Pete Sears about his fascinating career. The Diamond Head crater fest veteran shares music and stories about his new band Moonalice, with Lester Chambers of the Chambers Brothers, including details about their new EP, Full Moonalice Volume One. In addition to performing on some of the biggest songs of all time with Rod Stewart and Jefferson Starship, he shares some remarkable experiences with the Grateful Dead, too! Pete will even offer us a little exclusive musical performance.
  • Led Zeppelin fans, it's part two with Deborah Bonham, kid sister of legendary Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, along with guitarist Peter Bullick, who join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence to discuss their new Bonham-Bullick album and today stories about Deborah and Led Zeppelin's connections to fellow British rock pioneers Black Sabbath, and she shares some of her favorite stories of times with Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant!
  • Led Zeppelin fans, here's one you don't want to miss! Deborah Bonham, kid sister of legendary Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, along with guitarist Peter Bullick, join HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence to discuss their new Bonham-Bullick album and stories about how they met, plus connections to Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers, as well as insight into the ways James Brown affected she and her brother John's own musical output.