MY HAWAII YEARS 

1974-1985

       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

                                              

Barbara Hershey

        "Seagull"

Journey

BACK TO HONOLULU

JULY 1974

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,

1974-1985

" 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.

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IVA KINIMAKA
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