NA LANI O MAUI (CD)

NA LANI O MAUI (CD)

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The skies of Maui are ever-changing, dramatic and full of surprise, just like life itself. This collection of traditional and contemporary Hawaiian "slack key" guitar instrumentals speaks of the warm trade winds, sparkling blue oceans and the peaceful sunsets that are part of everyday life in Hawai'i. Even older than the blues, Hawaiian slack key has it's roots in 1830's Hawaii, when guitars were first brought by Spanish "vaquieros" who came over to teach Hawaiians about managing cattle. Jim "Kimo" West has been playing and recording slack key guitar for over twenty years and and has a number of awards to his credit. He can often be found in Hana, Maui, at any of the state's slack key festivals and perhaps having some "kau kau" at one of the island's ubiquitous food stands!

Track Listing

1. Two Paniolos

2. Holoholo Hana Bay

3. Hi'ilawe

4. Hula Blues

5. Maui Skies

6. How'd Ya Do

7. Nani Kaua'i

8. Waimanalo Choo Choo

9. Kipahulu

10. Raggedy Slacks

11. Pua Tuberose

12. Pua Lili Lehua

13. Aloha Kaua'i

14. All Jam Up

15. Liliko'i Pie