Songs & Stories

Songs & Stories
Host Steve Roby speaks with Hawai’i island’s top musicians about the stories behind their favorite songs and creative process. Songs and Stories is produced by Big Island Music Magazine.

K.O.A. (Kauz of Affliction)
Aug 6 • 29 min
In this week’s episode, we’ll talk with K.O.A (Kauz of Affliction), one of the few punk-rock bands on the Big Island. We’ll also listen to two of their singles, “Aloha Friday,” and “Give It A Chance.” Hailing from Ocean View, Hawaii, K.O.A. features Erik…
Brother Noland
Jul 30 • 26 min
Brother Noland is a musician and author, known chiefly as a performer of Hawaiian music and slack-key guitar. Noland was raised in a musical family; his mother and brother were hula dancers, and he began playing music in clubs while still a teenager in…
Songs & Stories: Season One Trailer
Jul 24 • 0 min
Every week you can join Steve Roby for important conversations with local musicians and hear new music from Hawaii island. Season One of Songs and Stories is in full swing and new episodes are available every Thursday. You can find Songs and Stories for…
Robert Savery
Jul 23 • 21 min
Born in Louisiana and growing up on Oahu, Robert Savery got his start with music in the fourth grade. In 1987, Robert and his brother Richard formed The Savery Brothers, a six-piece group specializing in old-style country-Western music playing gritty…
Bending Elbows
Jul 16 • 27 min
Host Steve Roby interviews the Hilo-based Country & Western band Bending Elbows. The episode also features two original songs: “That Lost Highway,” a song about the island’s 2018 volcano eruption. “Country Town” is about playing music together with…
Music From an Empty Palace
Jul 9 • 23 min
Host Steve Roby interviews writer/producer Zoe Eisenberg, Hilo Palace Executive Director Phillips Payson, and musician Drew Daniels about their new video series Live From The Empty Palace. Drew Daniels performs two originals, “Find Our Way” and “United…