There’s always a sense of excitement and organized confusion each time this year when a few musician friends and I make the trek down to SoCal for the annual NAMM Show. This year is no different and is already shaping up to be a more jam packed schedule than ever! Stay tuned right here for updates, photos and video not only from NAMM Show but from the Southern California Slack Key...
2011...A Look Back
Well, here we are at the end of another incredible year! Around this time we tend to reflect back on the previous twelve months to try and get a mental snapshot of achievements that sum up our entire year. It could be a momentous, life-changing event or even a small personal goal that you’ve fulfilled. There are quite a few things that I’m proud of and thankful for this year. My...
Inspiring Words from Photographer Chase Jarvis
Aloha everyone! Just a quick note that we are headed back to the land of sunshine! Here are the dates so far…see you there! Friday January 20 • 7:30pm Hulaville • Steven Espaniola & Special Guests $10 2720 Camino Capistrano San Clemente, CA RSVP: Contact Lou Tullo E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (951) 906-5550 Saturday January 21 • Times TBD Winter NAMM...
Victory for HULA!
The power of the collective voice and social media was proven over the past week when online travel agency Travelocity agreed to remove their offensive hula ad after receiving hundreds of complaints from passionate supporters of hula and Hawaiiana. The original post began as a photo in Facebook, followed by a more in depth writing here in Tumblr, and finally in Twitter. After only a few days,...
New Calendar! @ stevenespaniola.com
One of my goals for 2012 is to utilize new technology in a way that is smarter and more efficient so that we can focus on the important stuff like MUSIC. I’ve updated the calendar section of my website replacing the old “manual” entry calendar with the much more powerful embedded Google Calendar. The best part is that I can do real-time updates from anywhere (including my...
Get the Gift that Screams "ALOHA"!
Looking for that perfect gift that screams “ALOHA” for that hard to shop for person? Need a unique Secret Santa or White Elephant present? Then be sure to check out my friend Lynn’s online Hawaiian merchandise store “Me Ke Aloha” which carries everything from koa wood bookmarks to the latest trending Hawaiian music (including my album)…order now to beat the...
Getting psyched for Winter NAMM 2012 in January! Particularly excited for this one as I’ll be welcoming 2 new sponsors Spectraflex Cables and Black Diamond Strings! For those of you attending, I will be performing at the Kanile’a ‘Ukulele and LR Bagg’s booths on Saturday. Hope to have more photos and video to blog this year. I’ll be traveling with my full band and...