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“George Kahumoku, Jr. is one of the great Hawaiian slack key guitarists, as well as a wonderful composer, songwriter, song interpreter, vocalist, and storyteller.” - George Winston, A Hawaiian Life
“Kahumoku was an affable raconteur, mixing his dialogue with passionate renderings of material.”—The Los Angeles Times
Winner! 2017 Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Christmas Album of the Year
Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr., (left above) known as Hawai‘i’s Renaissance Man, is also a multiple Na Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner. He recently was awarded the 2017 Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Christmas Album of the Year for Maui Slack Key Christmas. He is also a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, world-traveling performer, as well as a high school and college teacher, artist and sculptor, farmer, chef (traditional Hawaiian cuisine), and entrepreneur.
“...The vocals and slack-key wizardry of George Kahumoku ... is as cleansing as a Sunday drive through God’s country.” --Wayne Harada, The Honolulu Advertiser
“George Kahumoku, Jr. is a master with the acoustic guitar. His music is played from his heart and soul through the very tips of his fingers, and flows with vivid tropical images.” --Kayla Christian, www.amzmusiczine.com
“…every performance is the essence of aloha.” --Jamie O'Brien, www.popmatters.com
George’s compilation Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Vol. 2 captured a fourth Grammy® in January 2010. His most recent solo CD Wao Akua, was nominated for a Grammy in the Regional Roots category. George also produced his 2012 collaboration with Norton Buffalo, whose untimely passing preceded release of this labor of love by both artists and friends: Norton Buffalo--George Kahumoku Jr: From Paradise.
George and fellow slack key artists were thrilled to receive the 2006 Grammy® Award in the new category of Best Hawaiian Album for their first compilation CD Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Vol. 1: Live in Concert from Maui. In the next two years, two more Grammys® followed, and in 2009, the Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar was a Grammy® nominee. All five CDs were taped live at the prestigious Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert Series, a weekly show George launched on Maui in 2004 and now approaching its13th anniversary in 2016.
TOUR CONFIGURATIONS (to fit every budget or venue): George tours solo, or with a number of different artists, to share the delightful experience of slack key guitar – distinctly Hawaiian style of open tunings, along with stories and good fun, with your audiences.
George Kahumoku, Jr. and Masters of Hawaiian Music: with award-winners Uncle Richard Ho‘opi‘i, ‘ukulele & falsetto vocals
Other groupings include leading Hawaiian performers from George's renowned Slack Key Show on Maui.
Education and community-based activities are welcomed, including in-school activities, performances for students, guitar/‘ukulele workshops, authentic lu‘au.
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