Pat Simmons Jr. is not just a Maui boy, father, singer-songwriter, musician, surfer and an organic farmer. He’s also a cancer survivor, and the son of Pat Simmons, an American rock musician and original band member of The Doobie Brothers. Being from a musically inclined family, Simmons grew up listening to all types of music. He learned how to play both the guitar and ukulele … [Read more...] about Maui’s Aloha ‘Aina Ambassador: What it’s like to be Pat Simmons, Jr.
Hawaii lost another of its great cultural treasures this weekend. On the morning of Saturday, Jan. 7, Eddie Kamae died next to his wife Myrna in Honolulu. He was 89. According to the news release his foundation sent out following his death, his song "‘E Ku‘u Morning Dew" was playing in the background when he died. A wonderful ukulele player and of the founders of the Sons of … [Read more...] about Hawaiian music legend and documentarian Eddie Kamae dies