2004 Hawai`i Music Award Winner
Product DescriptionSong List
1. Off to Work 2. Cup of Joe 3. Come See Her Smile 4. Quiet & Blue 5. If All Else Fails 6. Along for the Ride 7. Simple as a Sunrise 8. Watching, Waiting..., 9. I Do 10. Stronger & Stronger 11. Faithfully
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Though I'm rarely up early enough for a sunrise, morning has always been a particularly inspiring time of day for me, especially when it includes a hot cup of joe with soy. (No dairy for me!) Upon awakening, my mind brews with fear & excitement - Where am I? What should I do? Maybe Iíll write another song...?
This morning ritual has stayed with me throughout the years, and kept me going through good & bad. Never wanting to let a day go by unappreciated, I try to keep a journal-like collection with my camera and music. These photographs and recordings are "snapshots" of some of my recent experiences. I have also revisited a few of my older songs, like Along for the Ride and Stronger & Stronger. Live performances of these pieces have allowed me to approach them with a new perspective. I hope this album is as enjoyable for you, as it was for me to piece together.
Daniel Ho - vocals, guitars, ukulele, bass, shakers, udu, talking drum, graphic design, & photography
Randy Drake - drums
Faith Rivera - background vocals on Watching, Waiting..., Off to Work, & Along for the Ride
David Ho - mixing, mastering & graphic design
Lydia - Point Dume cover photo, Maui Arts & Cultural Center concert photo, & graphic design
Diana Dentino - New Orleans railroad tracks photo
Akio Kase - Nihonji mountain pass photo
Special thanks to Kenn Yuen of DHC Hawaii, Rick Turner & Barry Pearlman of Rick Turner Guitars, the Okami's of KoAloha Ukuleles, and all my family & friends who continue to support & inspire me.
Cedar & walnut wood textures in this booklet are from a Renaissance Nylon Guitar handcrafted by Rick Turner.