Author: Steve Roby

Steven Roby is a respected music historian, journalist, and best-selling author. He has written feature articles and reviews for Guitar World, and has been featured in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and Billboard magazine. Roby is also the Managing Editor of Big Island Music Magazine.

Host Steven Roby’s weekly collection of music from Big Island musicians. New Music Mondays: Volume Three Tracks 1. “Easy-Easy” John Keawe Loli’Ana 2. “Hokupa’a” Ricardo Ka Poihi: The Mysteries 3. “The Smuggler’s Run” Ronnie V & The Family Band Live Bootleg 4. “Intro/Corners” Brad Bordessa If Only 5. “Aftershock” Lopaka Rootz HI in I 6. “Trees” Sunhouse Hello, Hilo Where to find the music: John Keawe: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/loliana/1153469089 Ricardo: https://www.amazon.com/Ka-Poihi-Mysteries-Ricardo/dp/B00DP5D4FK Ronnie V & The Family Band: https://www.facebook.com/konafamilyband/ Brad Bordessa: https://www.amazon.com/If-Only-Brad-Bordessa/dp/B071VHKHV4 Lopaka Rootz HI in I: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/aftershock-single/1315843628 Sunhouse: https://www.facebook.com/sunhouseband/ Want to be on New Music Mondays? Send us your CD: Big Island…

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Singer/songwriter Bub Pratt, originally from Seattle, now lives in Hilo as the curator of Kukuau Studio. If you’ve never been, the Hilo studio is set in a small theater. Pratt offers music lessons, jazz jams, and even slam poetry events. Its now a recoding studio, and has its own label called Kukuau Studio. Pratt’s new release Oceans & Bridges was recored there, and is the name of his newest collection of songs. I had the pleasure sitting down with him and discussing the CD’s tracks and the backstory for four of the album’s songs. Click the play button to hear Pratt talk about…

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Jake Shimabukuro, the ukulele sensation who found worldwide fame eleven years ago by going viral with a rendition of “My Guitar Gently Weeps”, will perform on behalf of the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival on Friday, January 12 at 7 pm at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel.  The concert will raise scholarship funds for HPAF’s fourteenth season coming in summer 2018, which will bring more than 100 gifted music students from around the world to study and perform with professional musicians on Hawaii Island. Widespread acclaim has brought Shimabukuro high-visibility collaborations with artists like Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett and Bette Midler. He…

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“All I Have To Do (Is What I Have To Do)” “All I Have to Do (Is What I Have to Do)” is an original song from Dagan’s debut solo album “Paniolo Music”. This song speaks about moving on when a relationship comes to an end and doing what is best for yourself. The video was directed by filmmaker Ari Bernstein. All shots filmed on location in Puako and Waimea on the Big Island. Available at all major online retailers including Bandcamp at https://daganmusic.bandcamp.com/track/all-i-have-to-do-is-what-i-have-to-do” Be sure to visit Dagan Bernstein’s website: http://www.daganmusic.com/index/

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Bottle of Blue Ronnie V. & The Family Band Aloha Theatre December 31, 2017 It’d be hard to find a better way to celebrate the arrival of 2018 than the rocking good time had by all at the Aloha Theatre last Sunday. Opening up the night of festivities was Kona’s Ronnie V. & The Family Band. The five-man band’s acoustic set reached deep into the Jam Band bag of tunes, and pulled out the crowd pleaser “Stealin’,” a tune first recorded by The Memphis Jug Band in the 1930’s. They classify their sound as an infusion of Blues, Gospel, Soul, and…

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Host Steven Roby’s weekly collection of music from Big Island musicians. New Music Mondays: Volume Two Tracks 1.“Messed Up” Tomi Isobe Best 2.“Boundaries” The Slippersons Boundaries 3.“Tangled Up” Jeff Gaeth Portrait 4.“Hawaii Song” The Jeffrey James Show Give Back 5.“Rainbow Road” Kaahele Blue Sessions 6.“My Cup” Love Eternal Love Eternal Love Where to find the music Tomi Isobe: http://www.tomiisobemusic.com The Slippersons: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/theslippersons Jeff Gaeth: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffgaeth2 The Jeffrey James Show: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/thejeffreyjamesshow Kaahele: https://kaahele.bandcamp.com/album/blue-sessions Love Eternal: http://www.loveeternal.org Want to be on New Music Mondays? Send us your CD: Big Island Music PO Box 1787 Honokaa, HI 96727 Send us a link to…

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