Kanekoa

Kanekoa “The Hawaiian Grateful Dead" —Bill Kreutzman, The Grateful Dead “These guys scare me, they are that good” —David Hidalgo, Los Lobos “The band is amazing…stepping out of the traditional ‘ukulele approach” —Mick Fleetwood, Fleetwood Mac Kanekoa is one of...

George Kahumoku Jr.

4 Grammy’s in Hawaiian Music
“Virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame” – NY Times

Guest Artists – Masters of Hawaiian Music

4 Grammy’s in Hawaiian Music
“Virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame” – NY Times

Jeff Peterson

“…his style exquisite…Brilliant”
“An exceptionally talented guitarist, in a variety of styles from jazz and classical to slack key”
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellow, 4-time Best Slack Key Award!

Keola Beamer, with Moanalani Beamer

“There’s no better slack key player than Beamer” – Willie Nelson
“Quintessential…Slack-Key Guitar Master” –NY Times
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellow

Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono

Legends: Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono, with Moanalani Beamer “[Keola Beamer]…The Quintessential Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar Master" --The New York Times “Henry Kapono has clearly become the most prolific and profound island entertainer of his era – and there’s no...

Led Kaapana

“ master slack key guitarist.”-NY Times
“… a flat out genius at just about any stringed instrument that can be finger-picked.”
NEA National Heritage Fellow

Makana

“…a textbook illustration of slack-key style…dazzling.” NY Times
“impressive stage presence and jewel box precision… a master, for certain…with sizzling showmanship.” -Honolulu Advertiser

Guitar & ‘Ukulele Masters

Guitar & ‘Ukulele Masters

Award-winners in the distinctive Hawaiian style of slack key guitar and ‘ukulele

Kanekoa

Kanekoa “The Hawaiian Grateful Dead" —Bill Kreutzman, The Grateful Dead “These guys scare me, they are that good” —David Hidalgo, Los Lobos “The band is amazing…stepping out of the traditional ‘ukulele approach” —Mick Fleetwood, Fleetwood Mac Kanekoa is one of...

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Jeff Peterson

“…his style exquisite…Brilliant”
“An exceptionally talented guitarist, in a variety of styles from jazz and classical to slack key”
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellow, 4-time Best Slack Key Award!

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AWARD-WINNING PERFORMERS FROM HAWAI‘I AND THE PACIFIC