As COVID-19 continues to impact our local community here in Hawaii, all of my weekly gigs/shows have been canceled indefinitely due to a state-mandated policy effective today Friday, 3/20.
Because I have no gig/show income going forward until this crisis ends, I'd like to humbly ask if you'd consider purchasing a CD, Vinyl, or T-shirt (based on size availability in stock) if you haven't already. Just head to the STORE and I'll send your goodies right away. If you have the album and merch already, then a general donation (any amount counts - please click HERE) will help keep this artistic ship afloat. I understand we all are hurting financially at this moment, so don't feel pressured by this note. The moment my cash flow returns to normal, I will remove this message from my website...as I'm already feeling uncomfortable asking for money as I type this.
Self-employed entertainment and gig workers have no accrued "paid-time-off" or financial relief packages that most workers get from their employer in times like these. They also usually have no access to unemployment benefits because they don't have an employer who pays regularly into an unemployment insurance fund in which they can pull from in times of need. There are many upsides to running your own business and being your own boss...this crisis has highlighted one of the obvious downsides. But either way, I love that I've devoted my life to my passion - and I wouldn't have it any other way.
The next 17-song album is almost done (it just needs to be mixed and mastered) - I can't wait to have you hear it. We're loving this album. We'll be looking to have at least 2 fully-produced music videos over the next 9 months as well, using the same team that brought you "Curl" and "Salary Man".
Endless thanks to my wonderful fans. Stay safe and healthy - let's all work together to prevent any further spread of COVID-19. Thank you for lending me your ears these past few years.
p.s. And if you're a HARA member, please consider voting for "Curl" as the Music Video of the Year for the 2020 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Preliminary voting ends next Friday, 3/27.
"The Process Of"
2019 Na Hoku Hanohano Alternative Album of the Year
“Innovative singer-songwriter and prolific performer plays pop, rock, and soul.”
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