Monthly Archives: February 2012

In Studio w/ Taimane

Here’s a picture of Mountain Apple’s newest artist Taimane Gardener in the studio last week. Here’s what producer Jon de Mello had to say..

“There’s been some very exclusive studio performances in Honolulu this week. I know this, because I am the lucky person who is the Producer.
Throughout the week and into the weekend, this prolific, profound Artist will perform for me. All she needs is WiFi and four surrounding electrons (her band) to recreate the magical world that she always carries with her. The space around her–an alpha state of mind, creates a sound with energy and dynamics. The Artist? Taimane of course…

As we capture this experience I will try to share with you all that I can… I promise.”

–Jon de Mello
Producer, Mountain Apple Company

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Uluwehi’s Travels

Uluwehi Guerrero recently took a trip to Egypt and Italy! Here’s some pics from his travels.

Check out Uluwehi’s albums at our site!

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A Few Artists @ The Breathe Concert

Mark Yamanaka, Kupaoa (Kellen and Lihau), and Mailani at last weekend’s Breathe Concert at Hawaii Theatre. If you were there, how was your experience? If you missed it, it was one to remember!
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SOJA – New Tour Dates

Soja continues their 2012 tour!  Get your tickets HERE!

Their new album, Strength to Survive, is available now:

Feb 11 – Paradise Ballroom Boston, MA

Feb 12 – Higher Ground Burlington, VT

Feb 14 – Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH

Feb 16 – 20th Century Theatre Cincinnati, OH

Feb 17 – High Noon Saloon Madison, WI

Feb 18 – Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL

Feb 19 – Cabooze Minneapolis, MN

Feb 22 – The Waiting Room Omaha, KE

Feb 23 – Bottleneck Lawrence, KS

Feb 24 – Aggie Theatre Ft. Collins, CO

Feb 25 – Ogden Theatre Denver, CO

Feb 26 – Belly Up Aspen, CO

Feb 28 – The Depot Salt Lake City, UT

Feb 29 – Knitting Factory Boise, ID

Mar 1 – Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA

Mar 2 – Roseland Theatre Portland, OR

Mar 3 – McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR

Mar 7 – Fillmore San Francisco, CA

Mar 8 – The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA

Mar 9 – House of Blues Los Angeles, CA

Mar 10 – House of Blues Los Angeles, CA

Mar 11 – House of Blues San Diego, CA

Apr 19 – House of Blues Myrtle Beach, SC

Apr 20 – House of Blues Orlando, FL

Apr 21 – Wanee Music Fest Live Oak, FL

Apr 24 – Jannus Live St. Petersburg, FL

Apr 28 – La Zona Rosa Austin, TX

May 18-19 – 9:30 Club Washington, DC

Jun 2-3 – Wakarusa Ozark, AR

Jul 28 – FloydFest Floyd, VA

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Brothers Cazimero @ Spokane Symphony

Aloha Washingtonian Caz fans! There’s about a week left until the Brothers perform at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Saturday, February 18!   Buy online or call 509-624-1200!

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IZ: White Sandy Beach video

From the first album we worked on with IZ, he insisted on doing a favorite of his, White Sandy Beach. IZ told us that a man named “Willie Dan” was the composer, but Mountain Apple Company could not find the publisher or composer, despite looking high and low. It was about a decade after IZ’s passing that “Willie Dan” finally contacted us. One of the reasons that we couldn’t find him was that “Willie Dan” was a pen name for his compositions!

Anyway, we were finally able to connect with the composer, and now Mountain Apple Company is the publisher of this great Hawaiian song. Even though IZ never got to know “Willie Dan” we’re sure he’s happy that their collaboration continues to bring joy all over the world.

White Sandy Beach is available on IZ’s album Facing Future!

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Verge & Paula @ Boardriders

Join Verge & Paula next week Wednesday, February 15 for an After-Valentine’s performance! They’ll be there from 6:30 to 9:00pm at Boardriders in Kailua!

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Tarrus Riley @ Hawaii Unite Music Festival

Tarrus Riley will be performing at the Hawaii Unite Music Festival @ Kakaako Beach Park on Saturday, February 18th! This is a don’t miss event featuring many other artists and is an all day music festival! Check out for details.

Also, order Tarrus’ new album, REGGAE MASTERPIECE, today at our store! Look below for a free preview!

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Don’t forget about the Breathe Concert this Saturday!

There are still tickets available for the Breathe Concert! Get your today and help support a great cause featuring artists Mailani, Kupaoa, Mark Yamanaka and more! Click here for more details!

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1 Week Left for Valentine’s Day Special!

Valentine's Day Special - 2 items for $20!

There’s exactly one week left to get our Valentine’s Day bundle for your special someone! Choose any 2 items from this list for $20! It includes some of our favorite love song albums–and Rap Reiplinger!

– Hawaiian Style Band – Vanishing Treasures

– Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – N Dis Life

– Lehua Kalima – Rising in Love

– Island Style Love Songs

– Na Leo – Love Is…

– Island Love

– Raiatea Helm – Sea of Love

– Rap Reiplinger – Poi Dog w/Crabs

– Rap’s Hawaii

– Rap: Hawaii’s Comic Genius

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