Bringing Hawaiian Music to New Jersey was a treat but little did I know the night would be magical for me.
It all started when I asked Kawika Kahiapo if I could surprise my wife by joining him on Kuʻu Pili Oha, a beautiful love song that my wife and I adopted as our wedding song. He said, “Shoots!” and I was on cloud nine!
Then this happened.
Nathan Aweau invited me to join the Masters on stage for their final set. Whoa, what?!?!
Last song of the night, Uncle George Kahumoku, Jr. said, “You sing one.” Mind blown.
Thank you to George Kahumoku, Jr, Nathan Aweau, and Kawika Kahiapo – the 2017 Masters of Hawaiian Music – for bringing their show to Chatham, NJ. Thank you to my peeps at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Thanks to my family who were there and supported. Thank you to everyone who came to the show from near and far. It was an evening of incredible music and aloha – one that I will never forget.