The CD is titled 'Io, short for 'Iolani, the name of the Hawaiian hawk. I use the hawk as a metaphor for my Grandmother who passed away recently. My Grandfather passed away when my Father was but 10 years old. Thus, my Grandmother had to raise 9 children by herself. She must've done a great job, for in 1964 she was honored as "Mother of the Year". Like the hawk, I have an imagery of my Grandmother flying up high, looking down and protecting those she love. This CD is dedicated to my mentor, my teacher, my Grandma."
Na Hoku Hanohano award winner for Male Vocalist, Hawaiian Album and Album of the Year, "Melelana" features the favorites "The Road That Never Ends," "Melelana," "Ipo Lei Momi," and "Maunaleo." Learn More