Welcome to Part 3 of my “behind the scenes” series. In this episode, we hook up with my family!
To be recognized by Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa at City Hall was one of those experiences that made me look back on my upbringing and acknowledge the generations that came before me and their struggles for a better life. I know that all that I am and have become is a result of the hard […]
I can’t wait to performa some songs with Daniel Ho from our newly crowned, Grammy-winning album, Huana Ke Aloha in this great, intimate venue in San Francisco in just a few short weeks. Hope you can come see me, hang out, and sample some of my friend, famed Japanese chef, Kenichi Kawashima as he cooks […]
Since I’ve been getting a ton of queries on this subject, I figured I’d put these thoughts forth… When I had the distinct honor of hosting the Grammy pre-telecast two years running, I was acutely aware of the sheer number of categories awarded on that day. The pre-tel would go on about 3 hours- and […]
Here’s a pic of the Brown Bags to Stardom trophy Daniel and I won in high school and our Grammy. It’s amazing to see them side by side and think back to when we were teenagers performing in talent contests… We never could have envisioned standing here today: still friends, still making music, and honored […]