HPR-2 Music

The Conversation: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

May 25, 2016
Carl Meyer

Proposed Moratorium on Fishing in North Kona; Na Hōkū Nominee Joni Llamedo; Shark Behavior in Maui; Competitive High School Equestrian

Proposed Ka’upulehu Marine Reserve: Aunty Hannah Springer

The Conversation: Monday, May 23th, 2016

May 23, 2016

Economic Outlook for Hawaii; #iambadatthis; 11th East-West Philosophers' Conference; Honolulu Jazz Quartet

UHERO County Economic Forecast: Dr. Carl Bonham

Russell Haydn
Russell Haydn

Tonight on Bridging the Gap we're keeping it eclectic.  We'll be weaving in and out of Gipsy Swing Jazz, Bossa, and a little Boogaloo.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, we're slowing down the music tempo, and dipping into some classic Downtempo mixed to some world music filled with moments of haunting beauty.

Guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan took time to visit HPR's All Things Considered for an interview/performance session in Atherton Performing Arts Studio during his week of shows at the Blue Note Hawai'i. He spoke with local ATC Host Dave Lawrence about a wide range of topics, including his unusual guitar style and interest in music therapy.


Maui artist Lily Meola's debut album, They Say, was recently released, and it's already earned her three major award nominations and a slot at a prestigious new festival, not to mention landing her as one of Rolling Stone magazine's "Artists You Need to Know" list.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, We're listening to a few selections off the Easy Tempo record label as well as a few tasty selections of Soul Jazz. 

Tonight at the Hawai‘i Theatre and Saturday at the Marriott Waikoloa, Cheech & Chong continue their tour o

Musical group Hiroshima is back in the islands for a string of dates ending Sunday at the Blue Note Hawai'i. Longtime band leader Dan Kuramoto took time for a conversation about their spiritual approach to music, use of traditional Japanese instrument the Koto and connections to the Aloha State during a conversation on All Things Considered with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence


Tonight on Bridging the Gap we're jumping back and fourth across Asia, listening to jazzy selections as well as more traditional arrangements.

Guitarist Lee Ritenour is in the islands right now for a run of dates in Honolulu at the Blue Note Hawaii through Sunday. The guitarist, known to some as Captain Fingers due to his technical precision and equally impressive resume, spoke to HPR’s Dave Lawrence about some of his many career highlights, including work on a milestone rock album.  


See the complete interview:

Los Lobos are back in the Aloha State beginning Thursday evening on the Garden Island. With a career spanning decades, longtime keyboardist, saxophonist and producer Steve Berlin shared with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence ahead of the tour.

Get all the dates for Los Lobos performing in Hawaii here.  


The Wailers is a reggae musical brand strongly associated with their one-time front man, Bob Marley; he played Waikiki with them in 1979. Original Wailer Aston “Family Man” Barrett, bassist and noted arranger keeps the legacy alive these days; he and the band are in town at the Blue Note thru Sunday, also in Waikiki. Dwayne “Danglin” Anglin, CeGee Victory, and Joshua David Barrett explained to HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence how the band carries the torch forward.    

Boston alternative country rockers Girls, Guns & Glory are touring the state, starting at the Hawai‘i Theatre tonight. They’ve got a unique sound, associated with rock, classic country and Americana, and front man Ward Hayden talked to HPR All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence about their unusual musical approach.

The Conversation: Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Apr 7, 2016
Wikimedia Commons

Politcal Activist Angela Davis; Hawaii Musician Ron Artis II; Jazz Guitarist Lee Ritenour

Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals: Angela Davis

One of the first-ever teen idols is back in town. Neil Sedaka is a legendary name, an entertainer who goes back to the late 1950's and is still touring the world today. He spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence ahead of his Saturday show at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.


Hear the complete conversation with HPR's Dave Lawrence.

See a Neil Sedaka concert video:

Mark Kushimi
Mark Kushimi


There was a short window in the late 1970’s when Hawaiian music was mixed into psychedelic soul, and disco.

‘Ukulele virtuoso Taimane will make her Hawai‘i Theater debut this coming weekend.

After parting ways with Mountain Apple recording she’s set out to push her music into larger stage productions.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, we're paying tribute to the late Sir George Martin with a set loosely inspired with the Beatles.

The Conversation: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Mar 15, 2016

Community Fisheries; Cesspools; Shakespeare at HPU; Neal Conan; Manoa Valley Theater

HB2023, Community Based Subsistence Fisheries: Alton Miyasaka

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, were keeping it nice and mellow in the first hour, then breaking into some stiff jazz in the second hour.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap we're taking a dive into dreamy summertime anti-folk and downtempo.

Jazz guitarist John Scofield and saxophonist Joe Lovano have a special relationship. Getting to know each other in the early 70's in Boston when both were students at Berklee College of Music, the two are in town with their quartet through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawai'i, a demonstration of an enduring musical and personal relationship.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap- we're taking a dive into the more abstract side of jazz.

Update: Megadeth has canceled their Wednesday and Thursday performances at The Republik.

A statement released by Megadeth management said “Due to a last minute scheduling issue, the band regrettably has to cancel the shows on March 2 & 3 in Honolulu”.



No Luna---Keali`i Reichel---Kawaiokalena—Punahele Productions

Na Moku `Eha/Ka Lei E---Robi Kahakalau---Robi Calling---Neos Productions

Hawai`i Nei---MAMO: Nathan Aweau & Jeff Peterson---Descendants---Peterson Productions

`Anapau---Jerome Koko & Daniel Ho---Makaha Sons Memoirs---Daniel Ho Creations

Hula O Makee---Lorna Lim---Polinahe---Palm Records

Mauna Lahilahi---The Brothers Cazimero---Proud to Be---Mountain Apple Company



Ku`u Sweetie---Natalie Ai Kamauu---La La La La---Keko Records

Pili Mau Me `Oe---Pandanus Club---Ua Mau---Kawai Records

Kiss Me Love---Na Leo---Romantic Waikiki---NLP Music

I Ka Po Me Ke Ao---Kupaoa---Haliu Volume 3---Kupaoa

`Ala Pikake---Ho`okena---Cool Elevation---Ho`omau, Inc.

Pua Hone---The Brothers Cazimero---The Best of The Brothers Cazimero---Mountain Apple Company

Kahealani---Jeff Peterson---Kahealani---Peterson Productions



Green Rose Hula---Mailani---Manawa---Ha Enterprises

Hola E Pae---Ikaika Blackburn---Maliu---Na Hoa Records

Our Hawai`i---Na Leo---Romantic Waikiki---NLP Music

`Oe No Paha Ia---Keali`i Reichel---Kawaiokalena---Punahele Productions

Kapalili---Napua---Mohalu---Pihana Productions

Hu`i E---The Makaha Sons---Ke Alaula---Poki Records

Napili Bay---Waipuna---Napili---Poki Records

Hi`ilawe---Darlene Ahuna---Aloha Pumehana---Daniel Ho Creations



Eo Hana---Kamaka Kukona---Hanu `A`ala---HANU

Ke Anu O Waimea---Kuana Torres Kahele---Kaunaloa---Kuana Torres Kahele

I Love Kaua`i---Keli`i Kaneali`i---Kaua`i---Mountain Apple Company

Ho`oipo I Ka Malanai---Natalie Ai Kamauu---La La La La---Keko Records

Ka Loke---Maunalua---Kuleana---Lokahi Records

Palehua---Amy Hanaiali`i---Amy & Willie Live---Blind Man Sound

Wai`anae---Jeff Peterson---O`ahu---Peterson Productions



Mele Ho`ala Moku---Keali`i Reichel---Kawaiokalena---Punahele Productions

Ku`u Lei Hoku---Amy Hanaiali`i---Pu`uhonua---Hanaiali`i Records

A Little Bit of Sweetness---Hi`ikua---Aia I Hi`ialo---Kanemakua Records

Mele `O Kaho`olawe---Maunalua---He Inoa---Lokahi Records

He Nani Kekaha---Darren Benitez---Dear Mama---Fat Katz Productions

Lei Hinahina---Teresa Bright---Lei Ana---Pumehana Records

Waimea Bay---Jeff Peterson---O`ahu---Peterson Productions