Artist: 2013 Ki Ho'alu Slack Key Guitar Festival Headliners
Date: 23 June 2013
Location: Kahului, Maui, Hawaii
Venue: A&B Amphitheater (MACC)

Lineage: Audio Reality binaural mics > Sony PCM-M10 (24/48) >
Audition 3.0 (tracking / audio boost / resample 16/44) >
FLAC Frontend (align on sector boundaries)

The artists in this torrent are the headliners from the
22nd annual Ki Ho'alu Slack Key Guitar Festival on Maui.
As you'll hear, the slack key styles range from traditional
Hawaiian to falsetto to C&W to Hot Tuna (in fact, Bobby
Moderow - who appeared earlier in the show - performed
Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb"!)

The festival itself was 7 hours so if there's sufficient interest
to prepare and seed the earlier acts, I'll work on that.

The last Maui Slack Key Fest I attended and seeded was 3 years ago.
At that time, the fest felt more like a backyard, family BBQ with
uncles and aunties playing.

This year, the artists still had that feel, but they brought in an
very loud DJ from an Oahu radio station and his presentation was a
bit overbearing. Apparently, this festival was webcast and I'm guesing that
the MACC was looking for someone to really keep the show moving. To the
DJ's credit, he did that very well - in spite of the lame jokes!
I edited him out of this torrent except for the parts
where his patter was actually interesting or integral to the song.

During the Dennis Kamakahi/Stephen Inglis set, there were several
long intros to the songs. I made these separate tracks. Shorter
artist raps and intros remain as part of the song tracks.

Also included in the torrent file is a .jpg of the festival advert
as well as a pdf of the artist bios that appeared in the festival program.

Finally, for anyone who has not actually been to Hawaiian music
concerts or festivals in the islands, a tradition is to end the
evening with everyone on stage and in the audience joining hands
and singing "Hawaii Aloha".

If you'd like to sample Hawaiian Artists CD's, a great website is

Aloha from Maui

01 Water Song
02 ?
03 He'eia
04 Kaopuiki Aloha

05 John Cruz Intro
06 Island Style
07 E Ala E A (?)
08 Wai Ulu
09 Kawailehua'a'alakahonua

Dennis Kamakahi / Stephen Inglis / Chris Lau
10 Artist & Song Intro
11 Kalama
12 Song Intro
13 My Flower of the Midnight Hours
14 Song Intro
15 E Hawaii Au
16 Song Intro
17 Kalaupapa My Hometown
18 Song Intro
19 Maui Mountain Home
20 Wahine Llikea

Dennis Kamakahi / Stephen Inglis / Chris Lau /
Walt Keale / Dwight Kanae
21 Native Jam Intro
22 ?
23 No Pueokahi (?)
24 Going To Hana, Maui

Onstage Artists and Audience
25 Hawaii Aloha

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