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Smokey Robinson - Off The Road with Dave Lawrence

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Craig Hunter Ross

Find the entire Off The Road series at hawaiipublicradio.org/offtheroad.

HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back music superstar Smokey Robinson for the Motown legend’s first appearance on the show, and in the islands, in a decade, ahead of Friday at the MACC and Saturday at the Waikiki Shell. He shared some of the most important stories from his epic career.


See Smokey and Dave in a 2012 dressing room interview:

Hear Smokey’s 2012 phone interview with Dave:

Off The Road started in April 2020 when the pandemic led to a halt in the touring entertainment industry. Connecting with artists around the world since, we’ve offered intimate conversations and many exclusive musical performances with some of the biggest names in music, spanning many genres, eras and styles. Some of the recent artists we’ve welcomed include Keb Mo, The Moody Blues' John Lodge, The Yardbirds' Jim McCarty, Don McLean, Joss Stone, Third World’s Stephen “Cat” Coore, Deep Purple’s Don Airey, Herb Alpert, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Artimus Pyle, Pat Metheny, Black Uhuru’s Derrick “Duckie Simpson”, Taj Mahal, Judy Collins, John McLaughlin, Carlos Santana, Linda Ronstadt, Al Di Meola, 10,000 Maniacs’ Mary Ramsey, Alice Cooper,Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner, George Benson, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, Joe Satriani, The Doors’ John Densmore, Randy Brecker, Peter Frampton and System of a Down's Serj Tankian.

Dave Lawrence is the local host of All Things Considered, Road Stories (formerly Off the Road) and Stargazer.
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