Hawaiin singer-songwriter Nahko and Medicine for the People:
Nahko's music is not easily described. With influences spanning from the majestic mountains of Alaska, on down to the old growth forests of California, to the suburbs of Portland, to the middle of the Hawaiian tropics, his music crafts wisdom and intuition into stories and melodies that echo from your ears to your heart.
On the tip of the arrow in 'Medicine for the People' is Connecticut native Max Ribner. After studying flugelhorn at Berklee School of Music and graduating, he joined Americore, and headed out west. Guided into the mountains of the NW and further directed to the Big Island of Hawaii, Max evolved, churning life and music into the most simplistic form.