Who is Kaina Kountry?
Kaina Kountry is a well-known authentic Maui country band with over ten years of experience as a group providing unique entertainment for weddings, special celebrations, and corporate functions. Kaina Kountry is Andy Kaina (guitar/vocals), Justin Morris (guitar/vocals), Glenn Cambra(drums), Raymond Cabebe (bass/vocals), and David Fraser (keyboards, harmonica, accordian, vocals). We are based on the island of Maui.
Kaina Kountry's unique interpretations of songs feature Andy Kaina's distinctive vocals backed by some of the island's most accomplished musicians. The band's setlist includes a blend of classic country and classic rock tunes as well as local favorites.
Originally from Hawaii Island, Andy learned country & western songs as a youngster when his family reportedly did not want to teach him Hawaiian music. He taught himself to play guitar and eventually learned to play slack key from Uncle George Kahumoku. His powerful vocal stylings cover rock & roll, ballads, Hawaiian, as well as country and western.
ANDY "BEAR" KAINA
Originally from West Virginia, Justin first came to Maui with the Brown Chicken Brown Cow String Band which he still performs with occasionally. He has performed with various musicians on Maui and brings some authentic country licks to Kaina Kountry.
GLENN "G-MAN" CAMBRA
Hailing from Kahului, Glenn has been keeping the beat in bands since high school, who along with Raymond, moved to Honolulu with the band Rebirth for a couple of years before taking to the road on the mainland with Bernadette and the Hawaii Gas Company. He returned to Maui, but quickly joined another band and toured across Western Canada.
RAYMOND "RAY-RAY" CABEBE
Raymond, of Kihei, also began playing in high school and joined the Hawaii Gas
Company with Glenn after moving to Honolulu. The band played dance and supper clubs on the east coast from Florida to Massachusetts, the south from Georgia to Texas and the Midwest from Minnesota to Ohio. After returning to Maui, he laid the bottom end for several bands doing casuals, lounge, and luau shows.
DAVID "KAWIKA" FRASER
Our keyboard player, David, hails from Southern California. He and his lovely wife, Rita, decided to move here after visiting several times and have been enjoying getting themselves immersed into the community and culture. Kaina Kountry is lucky to have such a talented musician (singer-songwriter, harmonica & accordion) as part of our band.
Wilson Kanakaole is no longer a regular member of Kaina Kountry due to family obligations, but will occasionally sit in. A well respected guitarist and vocalist, Wilson was raised in Lahaina and comes from a musical family, including his father, Eric Kanaka‘ole and uncle, the late ‘ukulele legend, Nelson Waikiki. He has appeared on records by the Barefoot Natives and other island musicians, and attended University of Hawai‘i Maui College’s Institute of Hawaiian Music.
Dave Pszyk, of Haiku (originally from Makawao), one of the original members of Kaina Kountry, has parted ways with the band. Dave’s guitar playing and singing was instrumental (pun intended) to our success. We will miss his audacious playing style and goofy humor. We wish him well and, with his great talent, we’re sure you'll be seeing him around playing somewhere.