Christmas Kanikapila Tour - Herb Ohta Jr. & Keoki Kahumoku

Christmas Kanikapila Tour - Herb Ohta Jr. & Keoki Kahumoku

James Patrick Regan

Monday, December 10

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)

Silo's in Napa

Napa, CA

$25.00 - $30.00

Herb Ohta Jr.
Herb Ohta Jr.
An international recording artist, Herb is considered to be one of today’s most accomplished `ukulele masters.’ Influenced by Jazz, R&B, Latin and Brazilian music, Herb puts his stamp on Hawaiian music by pushing the limits of tone and technique on this versatile and beautiful instrument. The son of ‘ukulele legend Ohta-san,’ Herb Junior started playing the instrument at the age of three, and teaching it at the age of 9.

Ohta now shares the music of Hawaii, and the beauty of the ukulele with Hawaiian music enthusiasts around the world, performing in concerts and conducting instructional workshops. This Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner (Hawaiian equivalent to the Grammy) and four-time Hawaii Music Award winner effortlessly translates the beauty and culture of Hawaii through his creative musical expression.

With nine solo albums and eight duet albums in circulation, and contributions on more than 40 other recordings, Herb is on his way to matching his father’s legacy. In 2010 Herb celebrated his 20th Anniversary in the music industry by releasing two new recordings, `Ukulele Nahenahe’ and ‘Take 1.’ In 2011, `Ukulele Nahenahe’ won the Hawaii Music Award for ‘Best Ukulele Recording’ and also won the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for ‘Best Instrumental.
Keoki Kahumoku
Keoki Kahumoku
This fifth generation award winning slack-key guitarist & recording artist began performing with his father, George Kahumoku, Jr. in 1990 at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. Later, Keoki moved to of Maui where he performed around the island including the Westin & Kapalua Bay Hotels.

Possessing a special talent for teaching, Keoki began classes at home and at various educational institutions including the Queen Liliuokalani Children Center, Maui Community College, King Kekaulike High School, Haleakala Waldorf School and a myriad of other places inspiring students of all ages. In 1995, he started the Annual Youth ‘Ukulele Players Contest at the Hula Grill which continues to this day. He continues to teach private lessons from his present home in Hilo on the Big Island through his non-profit, the Center for Hawaiian Music Studies. His professional students include the Slack Key Show’s Ukulele Boyz (Peter deAquino & Garrett Probst) and Hoku Award winning Brittni Paiva.
Keoki has recorded with his father in Ho‘oilina – The Legacy, with Herb Ohta, Jr. on Hawaiian from the Heart and Treasures of Aloha.
Keoki’s solo CD, Liko, contains a wonderful mix of contemporary Hawaiian, ki ho’alu, ‘ukulele, and a hint of blues and was nominated for Best Slack Key in the Hawai‘i Music Awards. His latest solo CD, Rise & Shine features many Kahumoku family songs.

Keoki is a farmer, hunter, & fisherman. Equally comfortable cooking for a crowd or performing for them, Keoki draws his inspiration from his Hawaiian roots. Like his dad, Keoki’s performance is as much about his relaxed, engaging “talk story” as it is about his wide ranging traditional and contemporary Hawaiian repertoire.

Keoki earned a Hoku Award for producing Best Compilation for Hula! Big Island Style – Various Artists.
He is also an artist on 5 Grammy winning Best Hawaiian Music CDs:
2005 Slack Key Guitar Volume 2 - 47th Grammy Awards winner
2006 Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 1 - 48th Grammy Awards winner
2007 Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar – Live from Maui – 49th Grammy Awards winner
2008 Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar - 50th Grammy Awards winner
2009 The Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar – 51st Grammy Award nominee
2010 Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 2 52nd Grammy Award winner
James Patrick Regan
James Patrick Regan
After successfully touring with the rock band “St. Laurent,” James returned to his acoustic guitar roots. Schooled by Slack Key masters Keola Beamer and John Keawe, James recently began on an inspirational journey, setting out to bring the Slack Key guitar style to a broader more global audience, with a more "urban" feel. The result is "Urban Slack", a melodic and soothing sound that invites the listener to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Offering robust undertones, interlaced with intricate enrapturing melodies, Urban Slack is sure to satisfy the listener’s cupidity for sounds that inspire and mentally unbind. In his spare time James farms in the Napa valley with his wife and two children. He now spends time between Napa, Nashville and the Napali coast of Kaua’i. James Patrick Regan uses George L's cables exclusively (, and is endorsed by Bogner Amplification ( James Patrick Regan and Urban Slack are the sound of Pure Stock Racing, check it out

James would like to thank his family his wife Anita for her love and support, his kids Hailey and Nic. His brother Dan for the push, Bob St. Laurent (I got a record first!) for his friendship.

Also special thanks to KVYN and Dangerous Downtown Ron Brown and Kellie in the morning, Jon Nae'ole for introducing me to Gabby, Expression Digital Arts College, Jeff at Brainwash, Daniel "Barn" Cantrell, Jeff "Chango" Craft, Mark Tate, Keola Beamer, John Keawe, J o r g at Bogner Amplification, George L's cables, Rosanne, Angela and Richard at the W Silicon Valley, Darcey Lewis at Live Nation, Rich Rachel for all the help with the amps, George Silvers for the sound, Sean Sanders, Bradley for the help, and so many more including most likely you..........
Venue Information:
Silo's in Napa
530 Main St
Napa, CA, 94559