There is a beautiful (and a little spooky) moon over the islands tonight called the Micro Moon. It's also Friday the 13th... So we're celebraing Halloween a little early and listening to songs about the moon.
It's been busy, very busy here at HPR. And to be honest... I haven't had the time to really pick out a proper show. So we're going with the flow this evening... and picking music from the gut and from the heart.
I'm breaking this session of Bridging the Gap in half. The 1st hour is wrapped around the funk of Art Neville of The Meters who passed away today at 81. The 2nd hour will be filled with (mostly) mellow new releases including some Khruangbin, Leon Bridges and Moonchild.
This session of Bridging the Gap is entirely made of female artists from the states. The idea was to showcase the diversity of sound in this country... but it's going to lean heavily on Soul and a little Gospel.
Following up last night's session of Bridging the Gap with Harrison Patiño and his Free-For-All show with another eclectic night of music. Expect a little Boogaloo, Psychedelic Rock, Soul, Dub and more.
This past Saturday marked the 6th year anniversary of Bridging the Gap on Hawaii Public Radio. So I'm putting together part 2 of best of the show from the last 6 years, and sticking to the mellower side of the show for this Monday evening. We'll also be paying tribute to Bossa Nova founder João Gilberto who passed away on Saturday at 88.
Celebrating an early 4th of July! I'm marking the occasion with songs about American immigrant stories, political struggles, freedom, and a few protest songs... just to remind us that we're from a country of immigrants and free thinking radicals.