• An Article Written About Uncle George by Jeff Kaliss

    Here is a piece written about Uncle George by Jeff Kaliss, originally published on, a couple of years ago.  Jeff’s website can be seen at “Even when I’m in the studio, I’m imagining my whole ohana or family playing with me,” he says. “I look on myself as being the leftover—the DNA—of all the culture.” As a small boy in the 1950s, Kahumoku listened to his great grandfather and other relatives vocalizing on the back porch to the accompaniment of guitars tuned to D-Wahine [D, A, D, F, A, C, low to high]. Such open tunings are a foundation…

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  • Wao Akua – Forest of the Gods Now Nominated for a Hoku Award

    HOKU AWARD NOMINATION 2012 We are pleased to announce that George’s album: WAO AKUA – FOREST OF THE GODS (Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Instrumentals) Has been nominated for a Na Hoku Hanaohano Award in the Slack Key Album of the Year? category.  The other 4 nominees are: Dennis Kamakahi and Stephen Inglis James Kimo West Patrick Landeza Doug and Sandy McMaster   Congratulations to all the nominees.  Dennis & Stephen have presented their beautiful compositions at our weekly Slack Key Show-Masters of Hawaiian Music series here on Maui.  Kimo West will be appearing at our show again this fall. The…

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