Patrick Landeza with Kenneth Makuakane, LT Smooth & Bill Griffin
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)Hawaiian slack key guitar & vocals $24.50 advance / $26.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
February 23 8:00 pm

Patrick Landeza

Come join us for an evening of melodious island sounds as Patrick Landeza celebrates the release of his new CD, Kama'alua, with musical guests guitarists Kenneth Makuakane and L.T. Smooth, "mandolele" maestro Bill Griffin, and bassist Chris Lau. Patrick spotlights tunes from the CD, a mellifluous melding of Hawaiian roots and originals influenced by Patrick’s California upbringing. "It's traditional Hawaiian music with a Berkeley twist," he says.

A musician, composer, and producer, Patrick is a leading exponent of ki ho'alu, the Hawaiian slack key guitar style that Hawaiian cowboys developed in the 19th century when they loosened their guitar strings (or "slacked" them) for a lower, more resonant sound. Born and raised in Berkeley to Hawai'i-born parents, Patrick studied slack key from masters like George Kuo and the late Ray Kane and Sonny Chillingworth. Today, Patrick is regarded as one of the top slack key performers, as well as someone with the unique ability to build a melodic bridge between California and Hawai'i.

Kenneth and L.T. each perform a short set to open the show. One of Hawaiian music's most prolific composers and producers, Kenneth is the recipient of no fewer than twelve Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, the Hawaii equivalent of the Grammy, and he performs regularly with the multi-award winning group, The Pandanus Club. L.T. spotlights his velvety vocals and lightning-fast guitar licks, as the Kailua resident demonstrates a versatility that incorporates elements of jazz, R&B, and gospel.

Kenneth MakuakaneBill Griffin

LT Smooth

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