Pomaika`i – J. D. & Ray – Bringin’ It

  • 9 February 2018 6:30pm

J.D. and Ray will be back on hand to entertain us as we suffer on through these “cold” Winter Fridays. I shouldn’t complain, if we compare our Winters to those of much of the USA. BUT HAWAI`I IS WARM and although we’ve enjoyed a warm spell here, there is no reason to expect it to last.JD and Ray It will have to rest upon Ray and JD’s shoulders to keep us warm thru their playing, singing, and their sharing of Aloha. Of course Braddah Timmy’s food, expertly prepared by all the kitchen employees and brought to us by the lovely servers of Pono, also will go a long way to warm the insides. And if dancers get up share their skills, that combined with the friendships generated at Pono will make sure that a good time is had by all.

JD comes from a long line of entertainers back in Honolulu. He has put together several shows here at Pono and elsewhere in California where he, his Mom and his uncles kept the audience incredibly happy for hours on end with music and endless stories of “clubbing” years ago in Honolulu and elsewhere. JD and Ray smiling JD is one of those multi-talented musicians who plays a variety of instruments including guitar, bass, `ukulele and I expect that he plays others as well. Probably best known for his oh so sweet “leo ki `eki `e” or falsetto singing, he is always a top choice when various combinations of artists get together for a gig or ho`ike, or other party.

Although I’ve seen Ray Macapagal and heard him sing about a dozen times now, I still don’t know much about him, other than that he is an amazing `ukulele player – whether it be Hawaiian mele, or reggae or anything in between. And also I’ve found that he is a really nice guy, who comes from the San Diego area, and was born in 1992. His Aunty introduced him to the `ukulele when he was 7 years old and he has played every day since then. He now lives in the Bay Area and we’ve been blessed to host him a number of times. And it looks like we may be seeing a lot of him in the future, as he is appearing a lot with JD these days.

This coming Aloha Friday (Feb 9th) JD and Ray will own the stage at Pono, so you’d be smart to come on down to hear them, and try out Timmy’s latest creations. AND — last Friday, I saw Meli’s desserts back in the cooler – to the excitement of Pono’s guests.

As always there will be no cover, but we respectfully suggest that you honor the donation station by the front door. Bring your friend(s) and join us for another awesome Aloha Friday.