Christina “Sweet Beets” Boyden’s "Sweet Aloha" is an irresistible folksy mix of Maui rainbows and Nashville-like twang. A longtime DJ who settled in Hawaii, Boyden filled her first full-length project with meaningful and memorable songs by virtue of a deep-rooted positivity, a lack of pretension and a lilting voice that exudes childlike-innocence. Supporting the original songs is The Kind Hearted, a band composed of players from the David Nelson Band and Moonalice, including bassist Pete Sears, lead guitarist Barry Sless, drummer John Molo and accordionist/keyboardist Mookie Siegel. Sless’ fingerpicking, in particular, weaves magical acoustic melodies that tie together the material and provide the album’s continuity. On the title track, Boyden paints an enticing scene of her life on Maui: “I love sunshine on my face, blue skies, rainbows in my eyes/Maybe a turtle or two swimming next to me/I love to surf in the deep blue sea/And now I love how you’re here with me.” Available via cdbaby.com, Amazon and iTunes.
Sweet Beets & The Kind Hearted's debut album, "Sweet Aloha", is now available!
Sweet Beets, Yum Yum, and Barry Sless
Jammin' On Maui Grand Opening Party, Haiku, HI
Sicnickles and DJ Sweet Beets
Casanova, Makawao, HI
The Royal Lahaina Resort, Kaanapali, Maui
Island Eyewear Grand Opening featuring Sweet Beets & Yum Yum
Island Eyewear, Kihei, Maui
Sweet Beets & The Full Moon Shiners
Da Warehouse, Wailuku, Maui
Opening act for Dave Nelson Band featuring Sweet Beets, Barry Sless, Matt Del Olmo, Xander Hitzig, Wally Ingram, and Jason Crosby.