I come from a musical family of paniolo, fishermen, & farmers. My father, George Sr., quit school after the eighth grade and broke horses for McCandless Ranch in South Kona, among other things. My great grandfather, Willy Kahumoku, was instrumental in building the stone walls that contained the cattle from Kona all the way to Waimea. My parents, grandparents, great grandparents all played Kiho’alu, or Slack Key guitar. I’ve been playing & performing Slack Key guitar, farming, and ranching all of my life. Till today I continue our Hawaiian family tradition of ranching and farming by raising goats, sheep, and miniature horses on our small farm on Maui. I grow a wide array of fruit, taro, vegetables, and Hawaiian herbal teas with my wife, Nancy.
Mahalo to our many friends and patrons who helped to fund this project through Kickstarter.