Howâ€™d The Show Go?
On Friday, March 4th, Sashamon played at Winstonâ€™s in Ocean Beach. Sashamon is a band from Hawaii that is well-known among the island/reggae scene. Sashamon has been bringing his acoustic-sounding, Hawaiian/reggae to the California scene for quite some time.
DJ Carlos Culture mixed reggae tunes prior to Sashamon taking the stage. He spun music from artists such as Fiji and J Boog, who are well-known to the island/reggae music world.
Sashamon is good at addressing the crowd. He is quite personable with his audience, making sure theyâ€™re enjoying themselves. He gave a lot of props to his rockinâ€™ lead guitarist Isaac Kamaile Jr., who really amplified the normally easy-going rhythm of Sashamon. Kamaile played a bluesy type of electric guitar and Sashamon got down on an amplified ukulele while the other members of the band really brought the rockin’ Hawaiian/reggae sound. Together, they played Sashamon hits like â€œJah Rootsâ€ and â€œNectaâ€, and covered songs like Bob Marleyâ€™s â€œBellyfulâ€ and Chuck Berryâ€™s â€œJohnny B. Goodeâ€ â€“ with the latter getting the crowd dancinâ€™ and cheering!
Toward the end of the night, Sashamon got the gals of the crowd to sing â€œPeace is a Fireâ€ while the guys sang â€œfiiiire.â€ â€“ The band played along to it, making a nice crowd-participating song of â€œPeaceizafiyaâ€. Sashamon ended the night with â€œPeaceful Vibrationâ€.