From Moloka`i – with Pure Aloha

We’ve had many “Firsts”  in the 4+ years of Pono’s existence, and have been blessed by visits from so many amazing guest artists.  On October 2nd there will be another such visit.

FROM MOLOKA’I – WITH PURE ALOHA will be our first band (or guest even) from that somewhat mysterious Island, Moloka`i.  Here to visit an ill friend in the San Francisco Bay Area, they have decided to check out our Monterey Bay Area while in NorCal, and to do a show on Aloha Fridays at Pono Hawaiian Grill.  These three musicians, tho independent, often team up (sometimes with others as well) to play lu`aus, weddings, backyard gatherings, and clubs on Moloka`i or off island.   They are;

Rick Schonely from Kalua`aha




Norm Decosta from Kaunakakai




And Eddie Tanaka –

also from faraway


They have several other gigs while on the mainland and seem pretty interested in Pono and Santa Cruz. So let’s be sure to give them a warm welcome and show them that we’ve learned a bit about ALOHA.  I’m pretty sure that they will play some hulas, so folks —– don’t be shy.

Tho we won’t be charging a cover, we humbly suggest a $10 (or whatever is comfortable) donation at the door to help them with expenses. And please, share the news about these guys with your friends.