Master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr. is known as “Hawai‘i’s Renaissance Man”: a four-time Grammy and multiple Na Hōkū Award winner, he is also a vocalist, storyteller, and songwriter. For this show, he is joined on stage by two other luminaries for an evening showcasing Hawai‘i’s lilting and lovely folk styles, with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture.
Multi-instrumentalist Nathan Aweau has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka‘eo, and The Ali‘i. His eight solo CDs have won him multiple Na Hōkū Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year (the only person to have won this honor three times), Song of the Year, and Island Album of the Year, among others.
The winner of multiple Na Hōkū Awards for Best Slack Key Guitar, virtuoso Jeff Peterson is a star of the next generation. Five of his songs are featured in the award-winning George Clooney film The Descendants. Born on the Island of Maui, he was introduced to the rich heritage of Hawaiian music by his father, a paniolo on the Haleakala Ranch.