Kohala - Mana Road
Na Hoku Hanohano Nominee: Best Instrumental Album
Kohala’s Mana Road delivers the Kohala sound and precision guitar performance Kohala fans have come to love and expect while turning up the notch a bit with the addition of congas, cajon, and ipu. Mana Road features all new originals composed by the three members of the group which is a departure from their earliest releases of popular Hawaiian covers. This release was kicked off with a 5 week tour in Japan.
KOHALA: Charles Michael Brotman, nylon-string guitar (center speaker); Charlie Recaido, acoustic guitar (left speaker); Rupert Tripp Jr., acoustic guitar (right speaker).
Percussion: Asia Lynn Yap: congas and cajon; Thomas Mohbat: congas, cajon, shaker; triangle; Charlie Recaido: ipu, ipu heke, shakers, cajon, finger snaps, cymbals, and bells; Charles Michael Brotman: sampled percussion editing.
Engineered and mastered by GRAMMY® Award-wining producer, Charles Michael Brotman, at Lava Tracks Recording Studio in Kamuela, Hawai`i, for Palm Records. Mixed by Charles Michael Brotman and Charlie Recaido. All songs composed by Charles Michael Brotman (ASCAP), Charlie Recaido (ASCAP), and Rupert Tripp Jr. (ASCAP).