Tonight's episode is all about Motown - the classics as well as some not-so-well-known tracks from the label and its subsidiaries.

Starting here, and flowing with it til we get there. That's how tonight's show is gonna go.

Maryanne ito

Singer, songwriter Maryanne Ito is a single mother of two, and she was serious about her full time insurance career, when her debut album reached #4 on the U.K. Soul Chart. That was 2014. Five years later, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports the Hawai‘i-based singer is back from a smash tour of Japan, and ready to release her latest album.

For tonight's Bridging the Gap, another tribute to a New Orleans legend. Bandleader Dave Bartholomew - an early pioneer of Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll - passed away this Sunday at the age of 100. To pay homage, Harrison Patino plays some of his best tracks, along with some of the music of his contemporaties that he so deeply influenced.

Bridging the Gap~May 14th, 2019: Moving On

May 14, 2019

On tonight's edition of Bridging The Gap, Paige Okamura / DJ Mermaid plays a collection of mostly mellow, somewhat emotional songs about "moving on", whatever that may mean for you.


A dreamy sounding Los Angeles R&B group is making its Hawai‘i debut at the Blue Note.  KING produces music that pays tribute to classic R&B, yet ventures into an electronic direction.

The trio composed of Anita Bias and twin sisters Amber and Paris Strother has been called one of the best underground acts to come out of the LA music scene.  They, like many band discoveries these days were found on the internet with their songs being picked up and hyped by artists like Prince, Erykah Badu and DJ/drummer Questlove?