This is my new solo Hawaiian CD that is slated for release on September 28, 2006. I hope you enjoy a snippet of what's to come. This CD contains twenty original compositions which took a little more than a year and a half to complete. It felt so wonderful to create, innovate, initiate and innudate my life with such a work. Mahalo to Keola Donaghy who spent countless hours helping me to hone my ‘olelo. To strive for perfection in the Hawaiian language is to perpetuate the culture correctly for future generations.

Lyrics and Liners

Download the Lyrics and Liner Notes from my website. It contains all of the lyrics and translations as individual pages, along with my thoughts and other information that couldn't fit on the CD jacket!

Keola's Thoughts

My main songwriting partner for Makuakane, Keola Donaghy, wrote a self-reflection containing his thoughts and perspective on our work together. He shared it with me, and I asked him if he would allow me to make it available on my website. Here are his thoughts on this project and the amazing journey we took together.

Buy "Makuakane"

You can purchase "Makuakane" online at:

Podcast Interview

Click here to listen to a podcast interview I did on September 25, 2006 on

Music from "Makuakane" can also be heard in the following podcasts:

If you are a podcaster and would like to feature music from my release in your podcast, please email me.

Audio Samples