“In the way of righteousness is life,
And in its pathway there is no death.”
It has been a tough week for Hawaiian music. We lost two incredible talents, Uncle Dennis Kamakahi and Chino Montero. I think my friend Kāwika Kahiapo said it best, “I just gotta get over the fact that Dennis and Chino got booked on an earlier flight.”
Last Friday night, I had a quiet moment with my guitar tuned to Uncle D’s C mauna loa tuning and this is what came out. My prayers and condolences to each of their families.
I am glad to have connected with Uncle Dennis Kamakahi in Pahala last year. Here is a photo of us jamming a few songs. We talked about music, his family and his plans for retirement. Over the years, I had seen him perform many times, we broke bread together, and shared lots of stories. His music lives on!