This week at the Slack Key Show our featured artist was Keoki Kahumoku George’s son and my (Geoff) hanai brother. The show drew in a full house just like last week.
It’s always good to see my brother Keoki again and sometimes the show is the only time that happens since he lives over on the Big Island. The show opened with George and this time I had finished uploading his songbook onto his iPad so his selection of songs is even bigger than last time. Among other songs,t he performed “E Nei”, an old original of his I found in his “lost files”.
After George was finished, Keoki went up on stage with his ukulele & guitar. My brother entertained the crowd with some great traditional songs and an entertaining hapa haole medley including Princess Pupule and Tiny Bubbles.
After the intermission and our weekly free CDs and book drawing, Da Ukulele Boys played some contemporary songs then called up George and Keoki and played a great jam session including “Mr Sancho Lee” dedicated to Garrett’s brother Jason who was in the audience. It is one of my favorite songs. Here is a sample of it.
The crowd gave them a standing ovation and CD sales were so brisk that I had to work at the counter instead of writing this blog like I usually do. Yet another great show.