At 5 Kimo was rocking out to his parent's Neil Diamond "America" record. He and his sister would launch themselves off the couch screaming "Today! . . . my country tis of thee . . . Today!" into toy block mircophones
At 7 he was in the basement moon walking to Michael Jackson's Thriller with his cousin, and recording songs on his sister's Karaoke machine/recorder.
At 10 he discovered Hip Hop and got his first gold chain (colored a piece of white string gold using your standard Crayola) and rocked it like nobody's business. (Anybody love a little "Ladies Love Cool James?"
At 17 he was fronting his first band screaming out some Doors and Jimi Hendrix joints. Inspired by these classic artists, he entered and won a local writing contest; using the winnings to buy his first guitar (A beautiful Washburn dreadnaught).
At 19 Kimo was exposed to Hawaiian music. Playing this traditional music with various Aunties, Uncles, and friends made a profound impression on him. This is the influence that has led to his own unique style and sets him apart as an artist.
Today, he goes by the motto, "You play the music that you feel. Regardless of style, you play what you feel". When you hear Kim...