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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.

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  • Musical comedian "Weird Al" Yankovic joins HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence to discuss his upcoming debut gigs in Hawaiʻi and more!
  • HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence shares highlights of when Burt Bacharach was our guest. The entertainment icon died Wednesday at age 94. But in 2017, ahead of a Blue Note Hawaii engagement, the music giant walked us through several stories connecting to fellow entertainment heavyweights Dionne Warwick, Mike Myers & Burt’s Austin Powers experience, Oasis, plus Hawaii memories of gigs here in the islands.
  • HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes a landmark artist, Ozzy Osbourne, in a extended interview segment you don't want to miss. The biggest entertainer to ever join us, only the second time in 22 years Dave has spoken with him, this conversation was recorded just after his 74th birthday in December. We're airing it a week or so before the Grammy Awards, where Ozzy has four nominations for his latest album, Patient Number 9.
  • HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence offers a flashback interview special to honor music legend David Crosby, who passed away today at 81. His family said he’d faced a long illness, but no cause of death was given. David was our guest in 2016 when he did a rare solo appearance at the Blue Note Hawaii, and we were very lucky to record this conversation, as we share highlights today to remember our time with David Crosby.
  • HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back comedian and actor Marlon Wayans for his third appearance on the show. Marlon returns to the Blue Note Hawaii this Friday and Saturday night.
  • Guitar icon Jeff Beck has died at 78. Bacterial Meningitis was the cause of his sudden death Tuesday, only announced Wednesday. In this feature, hear from the guests of 2022 - in chronological order - who shared stories connecting to Jeff Beck - singer Joss Stone, Yardbirds' drummer Jim McCarty, guitarist Joe Satriani, and Blue Oyster Cult singer/guitarist Eric Bloom. Next month we'll feature an Ozzy Osbourne interview we recorded in December, which also includes stories about Jeff, who performed on two tracks on Patient Number 9, the latest Ozzy album.
  • HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence continues the Road Stories interview series with Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals ahead of their return to the state on Maui January 26 at the MACC, and Jan. 27 - 29 at the Blue Note Hawaii. Hear fun stories taking us back to the islands in the 1960s, also about touring in Europe in the early part of his career when the opening act was The Beatles, and he brings us to Madison Square Garden in New York City for the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary concert, among memorable stories.
  • HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes back actor and comedian Pauly Shore ahead of a show tonight at the Blue Note Hawaii. He plays the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theatre Thursday, the Palace in Hilo Friday and the Jasmine Ballroom on the Garden Island Saturday.
  • Join HPR's All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence for the finale of our third annual special of interview and performance highlights! We went over all the interviews to find the best stuff! Hear yesterday's celebration of our 2022 guests, and all the hours of interviews and performances at hawaiipublicradio.org/roadstories. Today it's a stunning collection of stories and music legends: Smokey Robinson, Tower of Power, Herb Alpert, and a hilarious preview of a new interview recorded this month that we'll be airing in 2023 with a massive music superstar. This artist is super timely, as he's not only having a huge renaissance with a critically acclaimed new album, but he's up for a truckload of Grammys, too, and we'll air his chat just days before the big night! It's easily the biggest, most influential and hardest-to-get-to artist we've ever had on the show: Ozzy Osbourne!
  • What a year it was for guests on HPR's All Things Considered, with Host Dave Lawrence! Over the next two days, we're sharing the interview and performance highlights! The guests began in January with reggae legends Third World, who make it onto today's episode, along with Joss Stone, Don McLean and Pete Sears. Tomorrow we'll share more, including a preview of a new interview recorded this month that we'll be airing in 2023 with a massive music superstar!