Press Materials

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from George’s biography to photos, reviews, and interviews.

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Kealia Farms Record Company – Hawaiian Slack Key Music
PO Box 12804
Lahaina, HI 96761
Phone: 808.249.2125   mobile: 808.280.7734

 

BIOGRAPHY (Downloadable PDF)

There’s a reason he’s been called Hawaii’s Renaissance man:  George Kahumoku Jr. is a multiple Grammy Award winning master slack key guitarist, songwriter, world-traveling performer, teacher, artist, story-teller and writer, farmer and entrepreneur. He hosts a weekly show on Maui called George Kahumoku Jr’s Slack Key Show: Masters of Hawaiian Music which just celebrated it’s12th Anniversary. He has recently recorded a new CD, Paniolo Slack Key – Songs of the Hawaiian Cowboy.  He will be touring in February-March 2016 and will hold his week-long Annual Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Workshop on Maui in June.  Around all of this he cultivates taro and raises goats on his upland Maui farm.

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PRESS QUOTES

“George Kahumoku, Jr. is one of the great Hawaiian slack key guitarists, as well as a wonderful composer, songwriter, song interpreter, vocalist, and storyteller.”  – George Winston,  A Hawaiian Life

“Mr. Kahumoku assumed a natural role as the evening’s host, peppering the show with charming, picaresque stories (“I grew up with 26 cousins in the same household,” went the setup to one of these), and speaking with ease about the origins of the songs. Before singing “I’ll Remember You,” a beloved Hawaiian standard, he recalled his debt to its songwriter, who gave him his first break at age 11. At every turn he got a richly chiming tone from his acoustic guitar and favored a light, easeful flow of rhythm.” – Nate Chinen, New York Times

“Today, native Hawaiian, George Kahumoku Jr is the embodiment of Hawaiian cultural history and its awakening over the last century. He has lived through the re-birth of the essence of his home and family.  He is a master slack key musician with a voice as pure as a Pacific wind, a songwriter, a poet, a farmer, a sculptor, a teacher, a self-styled philosopher and a published author.” – Terry Roland, No Depression

“George Kahumoku, Jr. is a master… His music is played from his heart and soul through the very tips of his finger…” www.amzmusiczine.co

“Kahumoku was an affable raconteur, mixing his dialogue with passionate renderings of material.” –Los Angeles Times

 

OFFICIAL CONCERT DESCRIPTION

George Kahumoku Jr tours every year both as a soloist and with other Hawaiian Masters.  His relaxed manner and entertaining stories frame his easy going slack key guitar style.  Slack key guitar is a traditional Hawaiian style of open tunings with embellishments unique to Hawaii, and George is a Grammy Award winning master of the craft.  Polished by years of hosting his peers at his popular weekly Slack Key Show – Masters of Hawaiian Music concert series on Maui, George brings Hawaii to you. Experience the warmth, beauty, and culture of Hawaii through his music, stories, and imagery.

 

 

DISCOGRAPHY (Downloadable PDF)

GRAMMY Award Winning CDs, Dancing Cat Records, film soundtracks, videos, book, instructional DVDs and more Read more ->

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

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ARTICLES/INTERVIEWS/PRESS RELEASES

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The New York Time: “Virtuosic Keepers of a Cultural Flame”  By NATE CHINEN OCT. 16, 2014 view article – >

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Maui News : Up for Grammy, Kahumoku Jr.: Blessing we’re still remembered  Dec 2011
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Hawaiian music artist gets Grammy nomination: December, 2011
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Kahumoku and Mars Garner GRAMMY Award Nominations: December, 2011
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2012 Grammy Awards Nominations in World, Reggae, and Roots Music: December, 2011
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Music: 2012 Grammy nominees announced: December, 2011
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Maui News : Is There Anything George Kahumoku Jr. Can’t Do?   Sept 2011
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Grammy Discontinues Hawaiian Music Category: April, 2011
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