George Kahumoku Jr.'s Slack Key Show Tour.

George Kahumoku Jr.'s Slack Key Show Tour.

Richard Ho'opi'i, Keoki Kahumoku, Derick Sebastian

Tuesday, February 26

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 9:30 pm)

Don Quixote's International Music Hall

Felton, CA

$20.00 - $25.00

George Kahumoku Jr.
George Kahumoku Jr.
There’s a reason he’s been called Hawaii’s Renaissance man: George Kahumoku Jr. is a multiple Grammy Award & Hoku Award winning master slack key guitarist, songwriter, world-traveling performer, high school and college teacher, artist and sculptor, storyteller and writer, farmer and entrepreneur.

In February of 2006, George and fellow slack key artists and producers were thrilled to receive the 48th Grammy Award for Best Hawaiian Album for their compilation recording, Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Vol. 1: Live in Concert from Maui. But George’s Grammy fame doesn’t stop there: The sequels to this recording, Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar: Live from Maui which includes additional artists (Dennis Kamakahi, Martin Pahinui, and Richard Ho’opi’i) won the 49th Grammy and then in 2008, Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar won the 50th Grammy Award. In 2009, The Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar was an honored Grammy nominee and the compilation. Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Vol.2 was released. All of these recordings are compilations from George’s weekly Wednesday night show, the prestigious Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert Series at the Napili Kai Beach Resort on Maui (www.slackkey.com). George is the musical host and features a different solo artist each week. This is the first long-running concert hall setting in Hawaii created to feature the great slack key performers of today.

For the last 13 years in June, George Kahumoku Jr.’s Annual Maui Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Workshop takes place featuring the finest instructor-musicians including son, Keoki Kahumoku, Herb Ohta Jr, and Jeff Peterson. This workshop is one of the great musical learning experiences in the Islands today, and the result of George's belief in sharing, celebrating, and perpetuating the unique music and culture that is Hawaii.
Richard Ho'opi'i
Richard Ho'opi'i
Uncle Richard Ho'opi'i is one of Hawai'i's most beloved singers. Best known as one half of the popular Maui duo, The Ho'opi'i Brothers, he has practiced the traditional Hawaiian art of leo ki'eki'e (falsetto) for most of his life. He and his brother, Solomon (his life-long singing partner) were recipients in 1997 of the prestigious National Endowment of the Arts Folk Heritage Fellowship, America's highest honor for traditional artists.
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
Derick Sebastian
Derick Sebastian
Derick was born and raised on Maui. His father died in an industrial accident when he was just three years old. Raised in a tight knit family, and the youngest of four children, he gained focus very early in life and began playing the ukulele. Derick is mostly self taught, and with great determination and discipline, set out to master the instrument. Derick now plays regularly at the Hula Grill in Kaanapali and other local hot spots. He performs and teaches at Ukulele Festivals in Hawaii and on the mainland. He tours when he can while still maintaining close ties with his wife and 3 young boys. Derick occasionally performs as a guest host at George Kahumoku’s Slack Key Show.
Venue Information:
Don Quixote's International Music Hall
6275 Highway 9
Felton, CA