Big Island’s Bad Papa Release New Single “Missing You Today”


“Missing You Today” is an original Island/reggae style song from Bad Papa, a music duo from the Big Island of Hawaii. The single is digitally available everywhere you buy & stream music Details below.

Jammin Joe Buck & Bob Bojorquez wrote, recorded, and produced this song for Joe’s good friend James Burke, who sadly lost his battle with cancer a few years back. “You were one of a kind James, and it’s safe to say that all who had the privilege of knowing you are surely “Missing You Today,” Buck notes in his fond tribute.

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.

“Missing You Today” was recorded, engineered, and produced at Bad Papa Recording Studios in Waikoloa, Hawaii. You can hear the new single on the Big Island Beat podcast.

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