Hawaiian Music Rocky Mountain Style
The Boltz Family Five were from the western suburbs of Denver. Members included Earl Boltz Jr., Kelsey Lua Boltz, Jon Boltz, Paula Boltz and Earl Boltz Sr. The senior Boltz had already played Hawaiian music for nearly 40 years by the time the group recorded their Band Box LP in the mid-1960’s. According to the liner notes on their only Band Box album “Hawaiian Masterpieces” he “appeared on many radio programs, spent time on the Islands studying native songs and their rhythm.”
I contacted the group through their Facebook page and asked if they had indeed recorded in the Band Box studio located on 41st Avenue in Denver. They assured me that they indeed did! The site does not indicate whether the group continues on today. Most content focuses on the Band Box tracks, each being for sale separately on the site. If you know anything more about the Boltz Family Five – get in touch!