MY HAWAII YEARS
Diamond Head Crater from the top facing Makai (towards the sea) west to the sunset.
" THE SUNSHINE FESTIVAL"
While working with BONNIE BRAMLETT, we were booked into the
Diamond Head Crater "SUNSHINE FESTIVAL" January 1, 1974
on the bill: DAVID "KUNG FU" CARRADINE with his band, which included actress BARBARA HERSHEY, drummer DEWEY MARTIN of the Buffalo Springfield, and DAVE PEARLMAN, pedal steel guitarist for such acts as Dan Fogelburg, and the Righteous Brothers.
RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT, and a new band called JOURNEY
plus several local acts from Honolulu.
The trip was both exciting and exhausting...unaware that this would become my home just under a year later .
New Band early JOURNEY
Below: DAVID CARRADINE ON GUITAR,
BARBARA HERSHEY 'seagull' ON FLUTE,
DAVE PEARLMAN ON STEEL GUITAR
MEMBERS FROM A LOCAL HANA, MAUI BAND,
PRE-FESTIVAL JAM, DECEMBER 30, 1973..
thanks Dave Pearlman for the very special photo.
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
BACK TO HONOLULU
working as a Bandleader and pianist in the showrooms of Waikiki,
Samoa, Lake Tahoe, Reno and Canada for entertainers
IVA KINIMAKA, NEPHI HANNEMANN and others,
" A LITTLE MORE WINE "
words and music by MIKE BAXTER and JAMES KRAUEL
Recorded by: IVA KINIMAKA on his 'Na Hoku Hano Hano Award',
(The Hawaiian 'Grammy')
album 'JUST SINGING IT ALL'.
Recorded at Sounds of Hawaii Studios , Honolulu, HI. 1976.
JULY 31, 1940 - AUGUST 3, 2016
RIP MY BROTHER
BELOW ARE A FEW OF THE FOLKS I MADE MUSIC WITH IN THE ISLANDS
NEPHI HANNEMAN PAT MORITA SOME OF THE SHOW CAST IVA KINIMAKA IVA KINIMAKA AND MIKE
DANIEL 'BEE' SPEARS RICHIE HAYWOOD MICKEY RAFAEL KATHY PAULO MASTER HENRY GIBSON KIRK THOMPSON
Some Additional recordings I was involved with while in Hawaii. Generally recorded for distribution to the local markets and to be made available in the showrooms of Waikiki.
SANDY BEACH ... Hawall Kai... KOKO HEAD CRATER
NEAR OUR HOME ON OAHU