Music Duo Bad Papa Announce Release of Third Album: “Lava Steamroller”


Lava Steamroller is an accurate description for the third release by Bad Papa from the Big Island of Hawaii. Like the relentless forces of the Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii music duo Bad Papa has erupted onto the Big Island music scene with their weekly live performances and frequent song rotation on the Big Island’s KAPA-FM.

Jammin’ Joe Buck and Bob Bojorquez have compiled 10 of their bluesy, funky and groovy island creations for this one-of-a-kind recording. Vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, slack key acoustic guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, trombone and ukulele.

The music duo, Bad Papa, features Jammin’ Joe Buck and Bob Bojorquez. Buck is a talented, blind music recording artist, songwriter, and performer who plays many instruments; guitar, bass, drums, ukuleles, horns and vocals. From beautiful island instrumentals to hard-grooving blues, Buck’s got it covered. His guitar skills have been praised by legendary guitarists such as Steve Miller and Sammy Hagar.

Jammin’ Joe Buck also has Hawaiian blood, and is very proud to be Kanaka. He’s a descendent of the Lyman family from Oahu. On the other side of his family 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, 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. Bojorquez 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 Bojorquez. 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.

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