Hawaiian Heritage Tour 2014

Aloha from the Road (Hawaiian Heritage Tour April 2014)…

George and troupe’s first stop was at the Rialto Theatre, Tacoma, Washington and then continues on to Irvine, CA and then Phoenix, AZ.

Appearing along with George is slack key guitarist Stephen Inglis and, representing the next generation of Hawaiian music, Waipuna, with David Kamakahi. Featured dancer Nani Edgar, hanai niece from Ventura, along with assorted talent from local halaus round out the celebration at each venue.


First stop, Tacoma, Washington at the majestic Rialto Theatre. Mahalos to Drew Martin for providing these fresh images above from Tacoma.

Rialto in Tacoma, WAHana Hou!

Then on to Irvine, California…
Mahalos to Scott Hillman for sharing this photo below…


L-R: Stephen Inglis, Waipuna and George in Irvine, California

The Irvine appearance brought in crowds of old friends, ohana and new friends -what a wonderful turn out. Old friend Bradley Burnham was able to attend.  You might recall that Bradley blogged an article a couple of years ago about George and experiencing the Grammy Awards ceremony in 2011.

Brad provided the shots below with the header, “Amazing night my friend! Warmest mahalo!
Mahalos to you Bradley for sharing…
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And rounding out the tour… the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) Music Theater, Phoenix Arizona.

Stephen_MIM_smlStephen was great playing Sonny Chillingsworth SK #1 that he learned from Ozzie Kotani.

Again an overwhelming turnout of friends and family.

Robert Lee sent a snapshot and wrote, “Great time, great to see you!“.

Mike & Olga Tarro brought us [sic] dessert teas with dessert flowers and herbs to try.

George met with his hanai nephew JJ Pritcher (Melaannas Son), his wife and in-laws.