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For decades, Bonnie Raitt has mixed her passion for music with philanthropy and activism. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend is continuing the tour for her 2016 release Dig In Deep with dates Friday at the MACC and Saturday at the Blaisdell Concert Hall before heading... deeper...

Simon Phillips is among the most talented drummers alive, and his resume is as impressive as his playing: The Who, Jeff Beck, Jack Bruce, Toto, Judas Priest, Joe Satriani, Frank Zappa, Al DiMeola, Peter Gabriel, Mick Jagger and Gary Moore are just some of the many names in his roster of experiences, which also includes roles as producer and engineer.

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Steve Kimock and Friends play March 23 and 24 at the Blue Note Hawaii and March 25 at the Honoka'a People's Theatre. His resume is unusual, in that he's had the chance to perform or work with many of the heavy names associated with the Grateful Dead, including Bob Weir, Jerry Garcia, Donna Jean and Keith Godchaux, Billy Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart and Phil Lesh.

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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

Guitarist Earl Klugh has a significant fan base in the Aloha State; in fact, Hawaii ranks among his strongest markets for music sales.

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

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Hugh Romney, named Wavy Gravy by B.B. King, was one of the stage announcers at the three major Woodstock music festivals (1969, 1994 and 1999), as well as other related events over the years.

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 

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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. 

Donavon Frankenreiter wraps up a current island tour with dates through Sunday at the Blue Note in Waikiki. The musician has island ties: he lives on the Garden Island, and released his first album on Jack Johnson's label, Brushfire Records, who he'll open for on the mainland this summer, including at the Hollywood Bowl.

Marc Cohn is in Honolulu thru Saturday performing at the Blue Note Hawaii. The artist, best known for his massive hit Walking in Memphis, recently released Careful What You Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities, a collection of demos and related material from prior to his first album.

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Timothy B. Schmit recently released a new solo effort, Leap of Faith, his sixth. It's the first new album from the longtime bassist of The Eagles, and previously Poco, since 2009's Expando.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm taking a little dive into rock with a retro psychedelic feel.  Well hear music from Tame Impala, Chancha Via Circuito, and Bruno Pernadas.

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Judy Collins has made a name for herself over a half century of music and activism. From her role at numerous civil rights marches to testifying during the Chicago Seven court drama, to speaking about mental illness and suicide prevention, she has gone far beyond many others when it comes to standing up for issues that concern her.

Kainoa Bristol
Kainoa Bristol

For tonight's show I'm drawing musical inspiration from the Women's Marches all across the country.

Kyle Eastwood is in town for performances with his band in Honolulu. Son of longtime jazz fan Clint Eastwood, the bassist has had a string of successful jazz albums and had his music in a number of his father's films.

The Friends of the Library are holding its 8th annual Music and Book Sale this weekend in the Washington Middle School Cafeteria.  This year’s sale will feature more than 20,000 vinyl records, 10,000 CDs, and 15,000 books.

The event started as Hawaii Public Radio’s annual music sale, but has expanded to include books as well.  Friends of the Library Executive Director Nainoa Mau says all proceeds from the sale go to support the state library system.

Happy New Year to you all!  I'm calling tonight's show "Hope in the New Year" as I feel we coulds all use a positive start to the new year.  So I'm keeping it light with new music from Y La Bamba and a few other tasty tracks along the way.

Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo are back in the Aloha State for a tour. Frank Vignola sat down with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence for a conversation about some of the artists his career has crossed paths with, which includes getting to perform with half of The Beatles, as well as work with Madonna, Wynton Marsalis, Donald Fagen and many other notable artists. 

    

Today we’re wrapping up a special Heavy Metal Holiday week of guests, as we’ve been celebrating some new releases by a trio of gifted singers associated with hard rock / heavy metal bands.

Kenny G is back in Honolulu for another run of dates ending New Years Eve at the Blue Note. He took time with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence to discuss some of the interesting ways his career has intersected with a number of wide-ranging musical luminaries, as well as future collaborative aspirations. 

See the complete interview below: 

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Graham Bonnet may not have a household name, but he gave voice to Rainbow's hits "Since You've Been Gone" and "All Night Long", as well as a body of work with Michael Schenker, Alcatrazz and many ot

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.

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Singer/songwriter/musician Geoff Tate has released the second effort in a trilogy of albums from his new Operation Mindcrime project.

The Outlaws are among the classic Southern Rock bands, but also bring a lot more to the table than some may realize. With five-part harmony vocals and their own take on the twang, Legacy Live is their latest effort, capturing the band live at a pair of shows in upstate New York and Florida.

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