|Member since||June 05, 2008|
|Hawaii's acoustic guitar trio, Kohala, performing an acoustic blend of island folk and jazz, live in Honolulu at the rRed Elephant. This is Kohala's only live album, and it features songs their fans have requested during their last 10 years of touring the US and Japan. The show was emceed by Derrick Malama, the host of Hawaii Public Radio s Morning Edition. Although Kohala is primarily an instrumental group, Adelle Tripp (band member Rupert's wife) danced hula for a few songs and her husband accompanied her with vocals. Kohala Live is the culmination of recordings selected from these two shows.|
Songs include the following favorites: Highway in the Sun, Juliette, Purdy's Ride, Deeper Blue, You, Kohala Summer, Tres Amigos, Mango Cooler, Follow your Road, Samba del Sol, and Life's Different Now. Kohala member’s are: Grammy Award winning Charles Michael Brotman, Charlie Recaido and Rupert Tripp, Jr.
Review quotes from past recordings:
“Kohala…the beauty and charms that constitute Hawaii.” - Honolulu Advertiser
"Kohala… Call this exquisite" - Honolulu Star-Bulletin
"Our take: Kohala has the master's touch." - Honolulu Advertiser