KAILUABANDS - This is a compilation album that will take you back to a music
explosion that took place in Kailua, HAWAII during the 1970's. Explosion? Kailua?
Isn't that where the windsurfing championships are held? Hardly a hotbed of music.
Hawaii has a huge local music scene - there is even a category for Hawaiian music
in the Grammies. THIS is different. This is music that took place in Hawaii, but that
was more derived from the HUGE boom in singer-songwriter acoustic music scene
nationally. THIS was the time of Crosby Stills Nash, James Taylor, Paul Simon,
America, Seals and Crofts, Joni Mitchell and more.
Kailuabands features 10 different artists that were playing live music in clubs from
1975-1979. The album tries to recreate the sound of an evening out to hear the bands.
Syster, Stryder, Cooper's Still, Woodrose, Cindy Combs, Stephen Taylor - all performed
in landmarks like "Rosey's Boathouse", Sylvester's, Pirate Bully Hayes Place, the
2nd Floor and the 23rd Step.
If you weren't part of that scene, it might read kind of like.....AND?
And...then check out some of these songs. Listen to:
"Candlelight" from Stryder. Gerry Erwin has a Jim Morrison meets Gordon Lightfoot.
"Breath of Life" - did we just find an un-heard Crosby Stills Nash harmony extravaganza
"500 Miles" - Stephen Taylor hits a sound all his own that does feel like an Austin version
of James Taylor
"Out of Control" - pure 70's rock from Syster
"Mother of My Child" - an orchestrated ballad about love and loss from Woodrose
"Diner Jail" - anybody who has worked in the prison of a Diner as a waiter or waitress
should hear this
--- click through to magic
--- this isn't just for boomers
--- Jack Johnson fans will love this
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JUD HASKINS - Producer
LOCAL BAND RECORDS