Kohala - Deeper Blue
“Deeper Blue” shows Kohala's evolution since the release of their first self-titled CD. Yet, island life continues to serve as a foundation and inspiration for the three members of this Big Island acoustic guitar trio: GRAMMY Award-winning Charles Michael Brotman, Charlie Recaido (who performed solo tracks on the GRAMMY winning album), and newest member, Rupert Tripp, Jr.
The trio writes more of their own compositions on this release, while their structure stays basically the same with Brotman playing the melody on nylon strings in a classical-style, and Recaido and Tripp's unique chordal texture with and exquisite fingerstyle on steel strings. Their instrumental acoustic sound continues to blend island, folk and jazz.
“Our take: Kohala has the master’s touch.”
Wayne Harada – Honolulu Advertiser