all things considered hawaii

artist photo courtesy of Alden Fukushima

Today we conclude a two day special in our Off the Road series with 10,000 Maniacs’ singer/violin/viola player Mary Ramsey joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave LawrenceOff the Road is a series of interviews with musicians remotely sharing how they’ve been touched by the pandemic and other crises.

The O'Jays most recent album is called "The Last Word", and while they've said it may be their last release, the group have maintained their socially conscious messaging that helped define their sound over decades, and perhaps taken it up a notch.

Ahead of their area shows next weekend, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spoke with Tower of Power band leader Emilio Castillo about what they've been up to since last being on ATC, and in Honolulu, a year ago. The late local concert promoter Tom Moffatt used to call them "one of Hawaii's favorite bands".