2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)
MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC
Featuring George Kahumoku & Bobby Ingano
Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr., known as “Hawai‘i’s Renaissance Man”, is also a multiple Na Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner.
He is also a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, world-traveling performer, as well as a teacher, artist and sculptor, farmer, and chef (traditional Hawaiian cuisine). He is the producer and star of the long-running, weekly Slack Key Show® on Maui, which features the best of Hawaiian slack key and other music artists, now in its second decade.
George tours solo or with different artists from his renowned Slack Key Show®, to share the delightful experience of kī-hō‘alu (slack key guitar) – the distinctly Hawaiian style of open tunings. Shows feature good music and good humor, Hawaiian cultural knowledge, and the down-home spirit of the islands.
In 2012, he released his CD project with the late Norton Buffalo: From Paradise, which includes tracks by several Hawaiian masters. His slack key also appears on the film soundtrack of The Descendants.
Bobby Ingano was born in Lanai City, on Lanai Island (pop. 2500). The only means of music, aside from backyard jams, was one radio in his home. Through radio, he was introduced to rock-and-roll and steel guitar at the same time. Two songs that he remembers distinctly as his favorites are "Blueberry Hill" and "Sleepwalk".
In high school, Bobby became immersed in playing the "blues" and joined a band. By the time he turned 18, Bobby moved out on his own and met a man who was one of the most notably influential people in his life-- David "Feet" Rogers, original member of the renowned Sons of Hawaii. Feet instilled in Bobby the importance of playing with discipline and love. He would say, "When you play music, always have fun and the main thing is, making people happy...PERIOD! No worry about competition. It's not a sport. Just be happy and smile...and never, ever, put yourself above anybody else. Bobby, always, ALWAYS play from your heart!"
One of the most in-demand lap steel players in Hawaii, Bobby has played on a "who's who" list of prominent entertainer's albums, from Amy Gilliom, Cazimero Brothers, Willy K, Bill Kaiwa, Kekuhi Kanehele, Theresa Bright, Martin Pahinui to Ka'au Crater Boys, Palolo, Kapena, Valley Boys, several groups in Japan, and most recently BB Shawn.