Big Island’s Bad Papa Announce New Single For 2020


The Big Island music duo Bad Papa is thrilled to announce their new single “Someday When I’m Young” will be released on February 14, 2020, and digitally available everywhere you buy and stream music.

“Someday When I’m Young” is a fun and clever island Latin fusion creation with Bad Papa’s Bob Bojorquez on Hawaiian slack key acoustic guitar skills and Jammin Joe Buck on vocals, lead guitar, rhythm section, and horns. The duo nails it once again with their first single release of 2020! Crossing over into multiple genres, we’ll just have to classify this one as World Music, Bad Papa style!

Jammin Joe Buck is a talented, blind music recording artist, songwriter and performer who plays many instruments, and music styles as well. 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 has Hawaiian blood and is very proud to be Kanaka. He is a descendant 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. His grandfather played alongside music greats such as Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong. Having musical ancestral ties to the Hawaiian Islands and the mainland, Jammin Joe 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’s unique guitar style and slack key tunings provide the perfect backdrop for Bad Papa’s one-of-a-kind sound. 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.

See Bad Papa In Concert

Bad Papa will be performing at the Blue Dragon on February 13 and 15. Bad Papa will also be performing every Saturday at the Kona Tap Room located in the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort.

More information is available about Bad Papa can be found on their website.


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