Me, My Songs & I - Malcolm Grissom

Fringe 5 Questions by Carlynn Wolfe

Who inspires you?

I’m inspired by anyone who works hard to get what they want: The single parent trying to feed his/ her children, the unemployed person who spends hours a day looking for work, anyone who spends hours pursuing their dreams.

What do you remember most about Hilo?

The beauty of both the scenery and the people. I mostly remember the big Banyan trees.

Where do you call home?

The Big Island, specifically Honoka’a and Waimea (Kamuela).

When did you first start performing?

I was in my first play at 7. I belonged to The Hilo Community Players, and I starred as Martin in a play called Torko The Terrible. My step-dad wrote the music.

Why Fringe?

Why not? It allows me to travel, and inspire and touch people all over the country. And soon the world.

Bonus – How does a nice guy like you end up in a place like this? wasn’t working for me.

See Malcolm on Jan 12 - 14.