Monthly Archives: July 2015

Susan Werner – July 30, 2015

Susan Werner  -   Ridgefield  Playhouse  -  July 30, 2015 When it rains, the CHIRP series moves indoors, so that’s where this concert was.  Werner’s songwriting and performance penetrate with simultaneous pathos and humor, and she knows how to play to … Continue reading

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Zion 80 – July 19, 2015

Zion 80  -  Bronx Music Heritage Center  -  July 19, 2015 Zion 80 has some Matisyahu lineage,  but is a strictly instrumental combo.  They channel Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, among others, through the lens of Fela; it’s an intense groove and … Continue reading

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Bill K – July 9, 2015

Bill K  -  Onekahakaha Park, Hilo  -  July 9, 2015 This evening event, which included dinner, was part of the doings of the Pacific Ecosystems meetings, run out of Stanford U. by Peter Vitousek.  Since Bill K. was the name … Continue reading

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Joe Camacho / Darlene Ahuna – July 4, 2015

Joe Camacho / Darlene Ahuna  -  Cooper Center, Volcano  -  July 4, 2015 The 4th of July is big doings in Volcano, with various festivities and everyone local out to talk story.  At a certain point, I’m not sure who … Continue reading

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Raenette Hernando – July 3, 2015

Raenette Hernando   -  Puna Hongwanji Mission, Kea‘au  -  July 3, 2015 The Obon ceremony is a Buddhist rite where the recently departed ancestors are remembered and honored.  The ceremony seemed to be modeled after more familiar Christian church services; we … Continue reading

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Richard Zazzi – July 3, 2015

Richard Zazzi  -  Punalu‘u Bake Shop  -  July 3, 2015 We stopped into to the Punalu‘u Bake Shop for a bite to eat, and were pleasantly surprised to have live music, so out came the sketch materials for a quickie.

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Paul Burt – July 2, 2015

Paul Burt  -  July 2, 2015 There’s not too much to write about this one.  Burt is my Big Island buddy for various capers, also a bowl turner.  I’d hoped to catch him in action carving out curlicues on the … Continue reading

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Christine Lavin / Don White – May 17, 2015

Christine Lavin / Don White  -  Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library  -  May 17, 2015 This was a weird hybrid  kind of gig.  Lavin was the known quantity going in, and the obvious draw; White much less so.  Each is an … Continue reading

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