Throughout his life Rudy has written poignant songs of love and
redemption that touch upon universal truths. His first CD releasegLove
in the Fourth Degreefillustrates his skillful musical storytelling
and firmly established him as a member of the songwriting community.
Inspired by his friend, original Eagles guitarist Bernie Leadon,
and songwriters such as Donovan and Bob Dylan, Rudy's songs are
directly from the heart. Musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and Mike
Pinder, whom he was fortunate to meet, have also inspired him.
The Early Years
Born in Fresno, California, Rudy first came to the islands in 1961
living on Oahu's north shore them came to Maui on a surfing safari.
It's been his home ever since. Maui was less populated and more serene
in those years. He lived in an old Lahaina house called the Playhouse,
where CSNY were known to stay. It was a hub of the island's musical
life and perfect for him. As Maui began to be discovered Rudy had
the opportunity to meet and play with inspiring musicians, during
which time he blossomed as a songwriter.
A Note From Rudy
Aloha! My debut CD "Love in the Fourth Degree" was two
decades in the making. I share with you songs of life's experiences
which reflect on my personal journey. I give thanks to the muse for
returning into my life. I am honored to share my music with all of
you. Many talented artists gave their all to this project and I extend
my thanks to them as well. Special thanks go out to my loving family,
my sons Nick and Ethan and my daughter Jenna. A big thanks to my musical
mentor Debi Scarpel. I now split my time between Maui and Kauai` and
have begun work on my second album.