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Kohala’s music – an acoustic blend of island, folk and jazz – reflects the beauty and feel of the Kohala region on the Big Island of Hawaii where the acoustic guitar trio lives. GRAMMy award winning Charles Michael Brotman is the elad guitarist on nylon strings and Charlie Recaido and Rupert Tripp, Jr. back him up with acoustic finger-style on steel strings. The trio has been together since 1997, they tour extensively in Asia and they have several recordings. Recaido was formerly with the iconic Hawaiian band, Summer, and toured with Kalapana. Trip was a founding member of the Hawaiian band Nalu in the 80s, is also a solo recording artist and won a Na Hoku Hanohano award in 2017 for Christian Album of the Year.
Their newest recording, “Mana Road” incorporates percussion – ipu, congas and cajon – yet remains true the ‘Kohala’ sound and the precision guitar performance their fans love and expect.
“…the most beautiful acoustic instrumental tunes I’ve heard … exceptional talents…” Wind & Wire
“For simply beautiful guitar instrumentals, look no farther…” Islands Magazine
“A best bet for any situation that calls for soothing romantic music.” The Honolulu Star Bulletin
” Call this exquisite!” The Honolulu Star Bulletin
“A new ethereal beauty with quiet uncluttered arrangements…The beauty and charms that constitute Hawaii” The Honolulu Advertiser