Pat Simmons Jr., Pat Sr. and Cris on his new Cd
February 2, 2017•53 min
Pat Simmons Jr. grew up in a dual world, both on the road with his father's band The Doobie Brothers, exploring concert halls, and at home being a kid exploring the rugged Redwood coastline in Northern California. He moved with his family to Maui, Hawaii at age six. There, Pat was raised close to nature, around waterfalls and waves, immersed in Hawaiian culture. Maui has developed in him a powerful sense of love and respect for the land and the traditional native stewards. In 2012, Pat received a degree in Ecology from The Evergreen State College.
A cancer survivor, a local organic food/plant enthusiast, and lover of indigenous ways of living sustainably, Pat Simmons Jr. is first and foremost, a Maui boy."This Mountain" is Pat's debut studio album. Six original songs that tell stories of his life on Maui. The album features the stunning voice of local native Hawai'ian practitioner and award winning musician, Keali'i Reichel, on the title track "Mauna Mele". Also feature performances