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On HPR’s All Things Considered, Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence has been catching up with a range of musicians during the pandemic, hearing how it’s touched them, personally and professionally, in a new series we're calling Off the Road.

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Legendary musician Taj Mahal is back in the islands for shows through Sunday at the Blue Note. He’s been our guest several times before with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence, including in HPR’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio. For this latest interview, he spent nearly an hour speaking with Dave, and you can hear the complete interview below.

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Musician Judy Collins is back in the islands through Saturday at the Blue Note. As she has each of her last several years when visiting the state, Judy took time for an interview with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence, sharing fun stories about her new album, recent celebrity encounters, and details into some of her friends in the political world. Hear the complete new interview.

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Hawaii is getting a visit from Melvin Seals and JGB Featuring John Kadlecik, and Melvin took time for an interview with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. The JGB stands for the Jerry Garcia Band; Melvin Seals played in Jerry’s band for over fifteen years.

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Music legend Sergio Mendes is returning for shows at the Blue Note next week Wednesday through Friday, and returned to Hawaii Public Radio as a guest of HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. He's got a new album and documentary, In the Key of Joy.

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Guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan is back in the islands, with shows tonight at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at the Blue Note, called "Stanley Jordan plays Jimi Hendrix" and he spoke with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about it.

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Boston guitarist Johnny A is back in the islands on a solo tour he's calling Just Me... And My Guitars: Celebrating the British Song Book of the 60's. He took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about his history, which includes working with The Yardbirds, the J.

Reggae artist Maxi Priest is back in the islands. He welcomed HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence into his dressing room at the Blue Note, where he’s performing through Saturday for 6:30 and 9 p.m. shows.

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Macy Gray is making her Hawaii concert debut this weekend at the Blue Note through Saturday night. She took time to speak about her career with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence, and shared stories of working with a wide range of entertainers: Denzel Washington, Natalie Cole, Dolly Parton and Stevie Wonder among them.

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The Wailers are back in Honolulu for a weekend of shows at the Blue Note. Last night, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence sat down for a conversation with guitarist Donald Kinsey.

Tower of Power is back in the Aloha State, with dates through Sunday at the Blue Note, and back on All Things Considered with HPR's Dave Lawrence. The band have a long history here, and the late concert promoter and radio personality Tom Moffatt often called them "one of Hawaii's favorite bands".

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".

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Loretta Ables Sayre returns to the Blue Note for a 7 p.m. show this Sunday. The local artist sat down with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence to discuss her remarkable career. She explains how she got a big break at a 1 a.m.

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Drummer / percussionist Harvey Mason is back in the islands with his Chameleon band Sunday and Monday at the Blue Note Hawaii.

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Touring with the band that did his latest album, Purple House, guitarist Robben Ford is headed to town, and plays the Blue Note Wednesday and Thursday, and took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence.

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Martha Reeves of Martha and The Vandellas took time for HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence recently. The early Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee spent nearly an hour sharing stories ahead of dates this Friday through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawaii.

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Sheena Easton is back in town for shows tonight and tomorrow at the Blue Note. She took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about some of her career highlights.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Elvin Bishop is in Honolulu for dates tonight and tomorrow at the Blue Note with his Big Fun Trio. He took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about his journey from a rural farm background in Oklahoma to internationally famous recording artist.

Today on All Things Considered, HPR ATC Host Dave Lawrence speaks with this gifted performer with a half-century of experience in the Aloha State. Jose Feliciano returns Sunday and Monday for shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at the Blue Note Hawaii.

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Today we were super lucky to record an interview with the legendary Jose Feliciano! HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spoke with this superstar artist who goes back 50 years with Hawaii, and is returning for shows at the Blue Note June 30 and July 1.

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Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton are back in the islands. The gifted musician took time for a conversation with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence ahead of shows at the Blue Note tonight and the Kahilu Theatre tomorrow.

Among the most successful recording artists of all time, the legendary Dionne Warwick is back in Honolulu through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawaii. A performer who has spanned generations and mediums, last night she generously invited HPR to follow-up an advance phone interview by joining her in her dressing room after the first of four area concerts.

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Tonight a combination of two groups paying tribute to guitar legend Django Reinhardt will come together at the Blue Note Hawaii, but first, play our Atherton Performing Arts Studio and All Things Considered.

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Actor and musician Jeff Goldblum has a pair of dates at the Blue Note Saturday and Sunday, with shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. He took time to speak with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. Last year Jeff released his debut musical effort, Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.

Guitar pioneer Stanley Jordan has returned to Honolulu. He'll wrap up a two-night engagement at 6:30 and 9:00 p.m. this evening at the Blue Note Hawaii.

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Monster drummer Billy Cobham is back after decades in the Aloha State.

Earl Klugh and his band are back at the Blue Note this weekend. The legendary guitarist took time for his third interview with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence. Joining Earl and Dave are sax/ flute player Thomas Braxton, bassist / band director Al Turner, keyboardist David Lee, drummer Ron Otis and special guest singer / guitarist Jonathan Butler.  

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Today HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence is joined by Rick Springfield. Back with a new album, The Snake King, he’s in town Saturday through Monday at the Blue Note.

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