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Jack Johnson Joins Willie Nelson and Friends at Kokua For Japan

April 10, 2011

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by Suzanne Kayian Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson, Mick Fleetwood, Michael McDonald and Patrick Simmons were among the artists at the April 10 Kokua for Japan benefit concert and telethon. They joined Hawaii favorites’ Henry Kapono, Jake Shimibukuro and John Cruz — among many others — at the concert which was held at the Great Lawn […]

Doobies Did Bring Surprises

April 2, 2011

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by Suzanne Kayian The Doobie Brothers welcomed special guests Michael McDonald, Willie Nelson and Mick Fleetwood to their concert at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center Friday night, April 1. It was a great show and a ton of fun to see these legendary players share the stage. Prior to the concert, Pat Simmons sat […]

Are The Doobie Brothers Bringing Surprises

March 31, 2011

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Friday night’s April Fools Day concert with The Doobie Brothers and War on Maui promises to be a lot of fun. I recently chatted with band co-founder Patrick Simmons for my Rhythm & Views blog at Maui No Ka Oi Magazine. What I didn’t include in the R&V post: there are unsubstantiated reports that the […]

Dave Bauss Turns Me On

February 23, 2011

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It never fails. David Bauss always turns me on to cool music. It could be any genre — from Grateful Dead-flavored shows to DJs from New York City — getting a tip from Milagro’s top bartender always leads to a great show. I ran into him the other night and by the next day, I […]

Doobie Brothers Represent at Whale Day Festival 2011

February 20, 2011

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So much to say about this very talented man. Thanks to Gail Swanson for bringing her friend Patrick Simmons of the Doobie Brothers to the Whale Day Festival. There is so much going on with the band right now. Check back for details. Until then…..

Whale Days 2010 Remembered – aka the Wolf Story

February 18, 2011

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Tomorrow morning, February 19, 2011, Maui’s music fans will converge in Kihei for the annual Whale Days Festival. Every year, the best in Maui music is represented at this open-air, family friendly, free concert. As MauiZan prepares for this year’s festival — we’re especially looking forward to Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers with Gail Swanson […]

A Very Special Upcountry Sundays Acoustic Style

April 1, 2010

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This weekend’s Upcountry Sundays Acoustic Style benefit for Mana’o Radio at Casanova in Makawao features three female singer/songwriters that share the ability to write powerful songs and present them in a friendly accessible manner. The women, Gail Swanson, Sebrina Barron and Elaine Ryan, also share a love for one of the most cutting edge, independent singer/songwriters of […]