Masters of Hawaiian Music:
George Kahumoku Jr, Nathan Aweau, Kawika Kahiapo Peterson
Three Masters, featured regularly at Maui’s renowned “Slack Key Show” share Hawai‘i’s unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture. Delightful, authentic, true aloha!
“Virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame…Bringing folklore & cultural memory into a performance that unfolded as breezy entertainment.” --The New York Times
“Kahumoku was an affable raconteur, mixing his dialogue with passionate renderings of material.” --LA Times
Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR., known as “Hawai‘i’s Renaissance Man”, is a multiple Na Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef.
“Nathan… on electric bass and acoustic guitar, shows an... advanced understanding of harmony and orchestration …his singing style is effortless" –New York Times
A talented multi-instrumentalist, NATHAN AWEAU has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka‘eo, and The Ali‘i. His seven solo CDs have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year (the only person to have won 3 times), Song of the Year (twice), and Island Album of the Year, among others.
“Kahiapo’s …strength as a solo vocalist … who is also talented slack key guitarist. The songs … show him to be a guy with broad musical horizons.” --Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Slack Key Guitarist DAVID “KAWIKA” KAHIAPO most recently won Na Hoku Awards in both the Slack Key Guitar Album of the Year and the Island Album categories. A regular at Jack Johnson’s Kokua Fests, his slack key roots and commitment to Hawaiian culture run deep.