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Happy St. Patrick Day! Tonight's show will weave in and out of Irish Artists like the Pogues and Flogging Molly, with new music from Ondatropica.

Tickets to my HPR shows on The Big Island in late March:
Kona, March 24th, at Daylight Mind Coffee: http://bit.ly/HPR35Kona
Hilo March 25th, at the Hilo Town Tavern: http://bit.ly/HPRHilo

Brownswood Records
Brownswood Records

Tonight on Bridging the Gap will feature new music from The Shins & Ondatropica... as well as music from London based Jazz-Fusion group Yussef Kamaal who were recently denied access to the US to play SXSW.  Read the full article on their travel issues from NPR Music

Today is International Women's Day, and we're marking the occasion with a show of female artists, or bands with women fronting their line-ups.

Tickets to my HPR shows on The Big Island in late March!
Kona, March 24th, at Daylight Mind Coffee: http://bit.ly/HPR35Kona
Hilo March 25th, at the Hilo Town Tavern: http://bit.ly/HPRHilo

For tonight's session of Bridging the Gap I'm trying something a little different and NOT going with any specific theme...instead we're simply going to just roll along and see what happens, and hopefully, it's good.

Tickets to my HPR shows on The Big Island in late March!
Kona, March 24th, at Daylight Mind Coffee: http://bit.ly/HPR35Kona
Hilo March 25th, at the Hilo Town Tavern: http://bit.ly/HPRHilo

Flaming Goddess Cosplay
Flaming Goddess Cosplay

SPACE MUSIC tonight on Bridging the Gap! Or a collection of songs that are joined together by atmospheric sounds, or a space theme.  Listening to songs from Sun Ra, Geotic, Bruno Pernadas and More.

Tickets to my HPR shows on The Big Island in late March!
Kona, March 24th, at Daylight Mind Coffee: http://bit.ly/HPR35Kona
Hilo March 25th, at the Hilo Town Tavern: http://bit.ly/HPRHilo

Future Tango, Gypsy Swing, and chilled electronic soul on tonights session of Bridging the Gap.

Tickets to my HPR shows on The Big Island in late March!
Kona, March 24th, at Daylight Mind Coffee: http://bit.ly/HPR35Kona
Hilo March 25th, at the Hilo Town Tavern: http://bit.ly/HPRHilo

Rainy day music tonight on Bridging the Gap.

Tickets to my HPR shows on The Big Island in late March!
Kona, March 24th, at Daylight Mind Coffee: http://bit.ly/HPR35Kona
Hilo March 25th, at the Hilo Town Tavern: http://bit.ly/HPRHilo

Happy Mardi Gras/Carnival! Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will focus on music primarily taken from New Orleans and Brazil.

Tickets to my HPR shows on The Big Island in late March!
Kona, March 24th, at Daylight Mind Coffee: http://bit.ly/HPR35Kona
Hilo March 25th, at the Hilo Town Tavern: http://bit.ly/HPRHilo

Scott Myers
Scott Myers

Tonight on Bridging the Gap will be loosely based around the music of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, with a lot of brass and a little Jazz and World Music thrown into the mix.

NPR's report on the Bill Evans Documentary 

dobet gnahoré
dobet gnahoré

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will continue with an exploration into African Music, and a few other things into the mix.

Upcoming shows with Dobet Gnahore. 

Sola Rosa
Sola Rosa

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will bounce back and forth between African music, Ska, Funk and some Downtempo in between.

Upcoming shows with Dobet Gnahore. 

Banda Magda
Banda Magda

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will lean a little more in the world music direction, with new music from Banda Magna (pictured) and harpist Amelia Romano.

Happy President's Day! Tonight's show will feature yet more eclectic music... but I've got to throw in some James Brown in honor of Clyde Stubblefield who played the break on Funky Drummer.

It's finally here!  The 1st show at the new late night, but weekly time slot. It's also Valentine's Day so I'm filling the show with songs about love or possibly heartbreak.  Just in case you were looking for it you can find more information on the program realignment on our website.

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap is the final Saturday night session, so I'm doing one last show in the original format.  The new timeslot will start Tuesday February 14th, and will be from 10-midnight on Monday thru Friday.  More information can be found on our website.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap we'll explore the world of film soundtracks.

G. Love
G. Love

Blues musician Garrett Dutton, better known as G. Love started his career as a teenage street musician in central Philadelphia. There he developed a unique style of mixing traditional Blues guitar and harmonica music with the “old school” Hip-Hop that was popular at the time. 

He and his band entitled “G. Love and Special Sauce” saw major commercial success in the mid- 90’s with their song “Baby’s Got Sauce”. He describes his sound as a party with Robert Johnson, The Rolling Stones, Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys…with Bob Dylan showing up at the end.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, we're listening to the music of summertime with new songs from Ursula 1000, The Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band and Quantic.

Since 1969, Kool & the Gang have explored jazz, funk, soul, R&B, rock and psychedelia, at times, combining these varying music forms. A previous guest on ATC during their genre-mixing tour opening for the  2012 David Lee Roth Van Halen reunion tour, Robert “Kool” Bell returns to speak with local ATC Host Dave Lawrence ahead of their June 7th Honolulu show at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.     

MORE KOOL:

Al Jourgensen of the innovative rock group Ministry is back with another new project, Surgical Meth Machine. The legendary artist took time to discuss that and much more in a new interview with HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence.

    

MORE AL:

Andy McKee has made a name for himself due to his impressive finger-style guitar playing, Youtube videos that have been viewed by millions and ongoing tributes to the late Michael Hedges, a guitarist whose name and innovative techniques McKee keeps alive.

Today news of the death of Prince is reverberating around the music world. The formative artist had an impact on a wide range of fellow musicians and performers, as well as everyday folks, who enjoyed and were touched by his work. In recording a new upcoming HPR All Things Considered music feature today, Dave Lawrence spoke with guitarist Peter Frampton, who also took a moment to reflect on the loss… both the innovators’ young age, and the sad reality of in this era, facing so many baby boomer artists passing on…

John Brothers Piano Company
John Brothers Piano Company

 

It’s not always easy for street musicians, but on rare occasions they get a break.  In many cities, busking is not only a tough way to make a living, it’s also illegal.

Thank you so much to everyone who pledged for my show during this Spring 2016 pledge drive!  The show was an incredible success and I couldn't have done it without your generous support!

Kaleiola Records

Hōkū Zuttermeister is from a family that is renowned in the world of Hawaiian music and hula. His great-grandmother Kauʻi Zuttermeister composed the classic ‘Nā Pua Lei Ilima.’ Hōkū’s debut album in 2007, ʻĀina Kupuna, won six Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards. His latest release is called Kuʻu Pua Sakura. He wrote the title song for his mother, comparing her to a sakura, or cherry blossom. HPR’s Derrick Malama asked Hōkū why he chose that flower for his mother.

    

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, I’m doing a springtime session filled with dreamy jazz, sunny surf rock, and a small taste of the premiums that’ll be available next week during my show for the Spring 2016 Pledge Drive (Mark your calendar for NEXT Saturday April 9th, 6-8pm).

One of the first-ever teen idols is back in town. Neil Sedaka is a legendary name, an entertainer who goes back to the late 1950's and is still touring the world today. He spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence ahead of his Saturday show at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.

MORE NEIL:

Hear the complete conversation with HPR's Dave Lawrence.

See a Neil Sedaka concert video:

Mark Kushimi
Mark Kushimi

  

There was a short window in the late 1970’s when Hawaiian music was mixed into psychedelic soul, and disco.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap we're i'm breaking out some old records to dig deep into classic Downtempo and Acid Jazz.

Chinita Tate
Chinita Tate

The Blind Boys of Alabama have spread their style of gospel music for more than seven decades.   

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