You never know where you’re going to find the next piece of really good music. It’s a hunt, an adventure, and you can turn a corner or click a link or open an email and you’ll find something new and inspiring that fits the time and the mood. And, if it’s really nice, it may turn you on to a totally different genre of music. Which is what we have here, with “Sail Away”, by Leilani Wolfgramm. This one came via Houston Producer Mike “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business” Hulsey. He sent me a link, checked it out, and it was good. Hulsey is a noted Island Dog–Caribbean, Hawaii, etc–and as a producer he’s keeps his eyes and ears open when he’s touring. That’s how he turned up this particular style of music–on one of his trips to Hawaii. The music featured here–not specifically reggae but it has some reggae roots–is what I call Hawaiian Progressive, far removed from Don Ho and not so far removed from the island music produced by Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney. It is amazingly accessible and the musicianship is exceptional. When this video finishes–if you like it, and I think you will–there are some other video suggestions for you to check out. Be sure to check out Kimie Miner. Might be time for a Weekend Concert on some of these artists.
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