2016 was an eye opening year. We traveled the world and shared our songs of unification and uplifted many, while at the same time seeing the seeds of revolution and conscious awakening sprouting everywhere. As darkness covers the land, we are blessed enough to bring light to every corner we can and to connect with other healers and light bringers along the way. While those that seek to control us with fear and propaganda speak of a biblical end of days, we look upon these times with hope for the future. The world around us is spinning out of control, and people everywhere are waking up to the sinister agendas unfolding around them. Corporate greed and its devastating effects on our environment are becoming impossible to ignore. So for those of us who choose to leave a legacy of compassion, sustainability and respect and honor for all living creatures, this is a beginning of days. A new era is beginning, and we are among the blessed who have been gifted with a message that is intertwined with this awakening. We see the truth reflected in each other as we make music together. Our journey this year begins as we travel from our home of O'ahu to Aotearoa and Australia, and then make our way to many more destinations including a return to the mainland United States, Europe, Costa Rica, and to many new destinations as well. We look forward to sharing these melodies and messages with you all and growing together! We'll see you out there on the long road somewhere 'ohana. Mahalo
Aloha 'ohana, we've had many unforgettable shows all over the U.S. this year! This week we embark on our last run in the U.S. and play some familiar towns as well as some new ones, including some club shows and the Unity Fest in Santa Fe, NM. We're excited to share our messages of healing and hope one last time in America in 2016. We've grown greatly as musicians, but more importantly, as humans, in this incredible year of change. As it winds down, we look to what we can do to help impact a positive change in these final months and for the new year. Music is always at the center of our movement and is the best way we know how to spread the word of conscious awakening in this crucial time, for our families and for future generations. As always, we give thanks for you opening your hearts to this music and helping us to grow and learn. Thank you for helping us spread the seeds and water them. We try to balance the life of touring with our lives at home and our precious time with our families. If we haven't come to your town yet, we are working on it! Love you 'ohana! Mahalo
For the first time ever, we'll be crossing land and sea to visit our European 'ohana! We can't wait to share our energy and messages of healing and upliftment with new audiences in many new lands. We'll be playing festivals in France, Poland, Switzerland and more throughout the second half of July. Check out the shows page for tickets and details. Afterwards we'll be returning to the U.S. and resuming the Love Overflowing US tour in the Pacific Northwest.
We are so excited to announce the release of a brand new collection of 7 songs to be released this July 12th, 2016, the "Love Overflowing EP"! The EP is mainly comprised of songs recorded in the same sessions, and intended for the September 2015 release, "Love Will Find a Way". "Love Overflowing" is meant to be a companion album to that previous release, as it carries the same vibration and feel. When we went to mix LWFAW, we had too much material to fit on one album, so we set some songs aside and went back into the studio and recorded a few more we felt would fit well together. The album features such songs as, "Be Thankful", "Penniless" and a rerecorded, stripped down, acoustic version of "No Regrets" to close it out. We are overflowing and overjoyed with excitement to be able to share all this music with you and hear what you think about it! Aloha
Lots of new shows posted on the shows page, including the Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia, the Jungle Jam Festival in Costa Rica and a short west coast USA run with some shows with ALO in the mix. Go check the shows page for tickets. Full west coast tour announcement in May coming soon!
Aloha family and welcome to the new website. It'd been a while since we worked on the website and we decided it needed an overhaul. Some new additions are a lyrics page and a better working store. We now have the Dubkonscious albums available as well as The Change I'm Seeking and Jah Will Never Leave I Alone. We will soon be updating the store and adding all the shirts, hats, stickers, etc.
We had a wonderful tour this fall, with many magical and memorable moments. Mike joined longtime ohana The Hot Rain Band and JBoog for a few shows and made lasting bonds with Trevor Hall and his crew. So many new fans, so many new bridges built, so much Love and so much healing. It has been an incredible year and as it comes to a close we look back and treasure the experiences and the incredibly energy we've sent out into the universe together.
"Love Will Find a Way" is still chugging along, slowly making progress as time allows. We will have a release date for you soon. 2015 will be an incredible year of metamorphosis and we look forward to making our presence known as peacekeepers, Lovers and conscious instruments of change. We will be at the 2015 California Roots Fest and will soon be announcing other festival and tour dates. We really hope to branch out this year and make it to South America, Europe, Australia and more. Let us know where you want to see us play!
Bless you family, you keep us moving onward and upward in these tumultuous times. One Love!
I released a new album in April! Jah Will Never Leave I Alone is a collaborative effort with Jah Gumby of Father Psalms Studio. I've been getting a lot of great feedback from you guys about the album, so thank you so much for that. As artists, no matter how far we come, we always have doubts that we are moving in the right direction, so positive reassurance is always appreciated.
We just got home from playing a whirlwind of 16 shows in 6 days at SXSW in Austin, TX! Gotta say mahalo nui loa to all our diehard family of fans out there and all the new fans we met this last week.