Steven’s debut album (“Hoʻomaka”) was released in 2006 to rave reviews from both the media and well-known and loved Hawaiian artists alike, including this one from long-time music reviewer Wayne Harada:
"If you like Ledward Ka'apana, Raiatea Helm, Keali'i Reichel, Genoa Keawe and Gabby Pahinui, you'll like Espaniola. He'll find a place in their league" Wayne Harada, The Honolulu Advertiser
Steven received the Hawaiʻi Music Awards’ “New Artist of the Year” honor for “Hoʻomaka", and fans have been clamoring for more ever since. Their patience will pay off come June, the planned release month for “Ho'omaopopo”.
As with his first album, Steven recorded “Ho'omaopopo” with award-winning producer/engineer Dave Tucciarone at his Seventh Wave Productions studio on Oʻahu. The album contains ten tracks, including two originals co-written by Steven and Puni Patrick (“Ka Wahine Helekahi”), and Steven and Keola Donaghy (“Ku'u Lio”).
Below is a short video produced in preparation for the album’s release. The song playing in the background is “Meleana E”...
(Stay tuned for information regarding “Ho'omaopopoʻs” official release date and where to purchase the album, plus details for release parties and concerts to be held both on the mainland and in Hawaiʻi!)