The Big Island music duo Bad Papa is thrilled to announce the release of their new single “On The Ropes,” digitally available everywhere you buy & stream music starting Sept. 25, 2020.
“On The Ropes” is a moving and heartfelt original rock song. Bob Bojorquez and Jammin Joe Buck wrote and dedicate this song to Bob’s father, a very tough and talented professional boxer named Jesse Bojorquez. He lost his final bout with Alzheimer’s disease. He fought hard to the last round but ended up on the ropes until the final bell rang. Rest In Peace Jesse!
Bad Papa features Jammin Joe Buck and Bob Bojorquez. Buck is a talented, blind music recording artist, songwriter, and performer who plays several instruments including guitar, bass, drums, ukuleles, horns, and vocals. From beautiful island instrumentals to hard-grooving blues, Joe’s got it covered! His guitar skills have been praised by legendary guitarists such as Steve Miller and Sammy Hagar to name a few!
Buck also has Hawaiian blood and is very proud to be Kanaka (a native Hawaiian). He is a descendent of the Lyman family from Oahu. On the other side of his tree, his father and grandparents were professional jazz musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. Having musical ancestral ties to the Hawaiian Islands and the mainland, Buck carries on the music tradition here in Hawaii.
Bob Bojorquez has been playing and writing music for over 50 years. He grew up in Southern California and in the late ‘60s was close enough to the Hollywood music scene to be influenced by many of the great artists and performers of that era. Bob says that music is in his being all the time and he cannot go a day without it. Moving to Hawaii was a great musical experience for Bob. He fell in love with the rhythmic and melodic sound of Hawaiian slack key music. He started teaching himself slack key guitar and he started writing his own slack key guitar music. It was very fortunate when Bob and Joe met and started talking about the kind of music they enjoyed playing. That day they listened to each other play and decided that they should play and write music together.
Bad Papa was performing monthly at the Blue Dragon Tavern and weekly at the Kona Tap Room in the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort before the arrival of COVID-19, and hope to get back at it soon.