Like many blues and soul vocalists of note, “Long Tall Deb” Landolt cultivated her soul/gospel honey-dipped voice in church as a child. Her debut “Raise Your Hands” gained heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s “Bluesville” and garnered attention for both her vocal dynamics and songwriting. Transpacific bluesman Colin John received his early touring miles with Teeny Hodges, Little Mike and The Tornadoes, Henry Grey, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Phil Guy, Big Jack Johnson, and Gary Brooker of Procol Harum. The one-of-a-kind sound of Long Tall Deb and Colin John incorporates a solid blues and soul sensibility cross-pollinated by their respective deep roots in Texas and Hawaii topped with world roots influence gleaned from their travels throughout the world.
A sensational saxophonist and vocalist, Joie Yasha has played more than 25 shows over the last two years at the Blue Note Hawaii and recently at the Cicada in Los Angeles. She has headlined or performed in tandem with jazz, pop, world and spiritual musicians such as Bikram Singh, Samite, Deva Primal and Miten, Gunhild Carling, Nancy Wilson, Gladys Night, Lou Rawls, Lilo Shiffron, Bette Midler, James Moody, Tia Fuller, Javon Jackson, Delfayo Marsalis, Larry Coryell, Donald Byrd, Joshua Redman, Roy Ayers, and Christina Aguilera. She has traveled and performed at festivals and in cities around the world including: Maui Jazz and Blues Festival; Jazz Maui Festival; Jazz Vienne; Montreux Jazz Festival; The North Sea Jazz Festival at The Hague; Florence and Rome, Italy; Paris, France; and, Brussels, Belgium.
Jimmy Vivino (aka Jimmy V) has always considered himself “a blues man with a job”. Although best known for serving 26 years as Conan O’Brien’s musical director, guitarist and bandleader, his experience in the music business predates that by 20 plus years.
In addition to her own award-winning and nationally-acclaimed CDs, her background vocal work can be heard on Brother Iz’s “Country Roads” and “Hawaiian Superman”. Live on-stage, Ginai was a regular at the Blue Note Hawaii in Waikiki performing tribute shows to such stars as Natalie Cole, Sade, and Anita Baker. She has been a guest performer with the Honolulu and Long Beach Symphonies and has been the opening act for artists such as Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Bruce Hornsby, and Diana Krall to name a few. Her work includes stints with the swing band Hula Joe and The Hut Jumpers, the gypsy jazz group Hot Club of Hulaville, and touring internationally with Legends in Concert as Whitney Houston.