Hawaii’s acoustic guitar trio Kohala performs traditional island melodies on acoustic and classical guitars. Kohala’s fresh instrumental arrangements of these nostalgic island favorites were inspired by the beauty of the Kohala region where the trio resides.
Guitarists Charles Michael Brotman, Charlie Recaido and Kevin Teves return with a second album of island standards redone in a fresh and elegant acoustic instrumental style. The program ranges from Hawai’i Aloha and Paoakalani to Hawaiian Hospitality and I’ll Remember You. Brotman is again heard front and center as lead guitarist, with Recaido on the left and Teves to the right. This makes great listening on headphones. The carefully crafted arrangements are soothing and romantic.
— John Berger, Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Cover art by Diana Lehr