TAJ MAHAL and the HULA BLUES in concert FEB. 7 and 8
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|KONA WIND DAYS - original songs and slack-key guitar instrumentals newly recorded on Kauai, Hawai'i. Released Nov.21, 2013.|
|PINE TREE SLACK KEY - songs and solo slack key guitar instrumentals inspired by, and recorded on, the island of Kaua'i. Finalist for Slack Key Album of the Year 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, and featured in the film "THE DESCENDENTS"||
KILAUEA - CD plus DVD
Recorded live at The Kilauea Theatre by Ron Pendragon. With Fred Lunt,
Carlos Andrade, Kirby Keough, Manulele Dudoit, Ipo Kahaunaele, Paul
Togioka, and Garret Santos.
LIVE AT THE LIGHTHOUSE BISTRO - This CD captures Pancho Graham's live
performance at the Lighthouse Bistro in historic Kilauea town on the
island of Kaua'i, Hawai'i.
For more information go to www.lighthousebistro.com.
|"NA PALI" (four Na Hoku Hanohano award nominations 2006) - This
CD of new original slack key songs features one Pancho wrote for his
wife, Gubby, "The Rose Of Ko'olau". Pat and Carlos trade off on slack
key guitar and ukulele, and Taj Mahal, Keola Beamer, George Winston, and
Buffy Sainte-Marie sit in on this sonically superb CD recorded and
mastered at Ron Pendragon's Fat Tuesday Records.
NA PALI "Pacific Tunings" (Na Hoku Hanohano award nominee 1988) - This
quartet was formed around the innovative slack key and ukulele style of
composers Pat Cockett and Carlos Andrade, with the
addition of Fred Lunt on steel guitar and Pancho Graham on bass. Pat and
Carlos' original compositions (including "Moonlight Lady", recorded by
Gabby Pahinui) make up
the entirety of this historic recording by one of Hawaii's most
respected yet little known slack key bands. Guest appearances by Taj
Mahal on guitar and harmonica.
|Pat Cockett, Manulele Dudoit, Pancho Graham - "KUPAIANAHA" Kupaianaha refers to surprising and wonderful things that happen in our lives. Pat, Pancho and Manulele have been experiencing it in their musical friendship for years. This first album together as a trio features new songs and new arrangements of traditional Hawaiian favorites that will, they hope, also awaken the spirit of kupaianaha in you. Pat - ukulele, guitar and vocals, Pancho - string bass and backup vocals, Manu - percussion and sweet vocals. Guests include Keao and Patricia Cockett, and Ken Emerson on steel.|
TAJ MAHAL AND THE HULA BLUES "Sacred
Island" - Our long friendship with blues icon and Kauai resident Taj
Mahal culminated in this album recorded on Kauai for the German label
Tradition & Moderne. Pat Cockett, Carlos Andrade, Fred Lunt and
Pancho Graham of Na Pali, as well as Kauai natives Wayne Jacintho and
Michael Barretto, joined up for the first time with Taj Mahal regulars
Kester Smith and Rudy Costa to back up the "Maestro" in this smooth mix
of Hawaiian and Blues music traditions. Taj is in great form on
fingerpicked resonator guitar, vocals, and wrote four great new songs. A
special surprise is the only recording of Na Pali's "No Na Mamo"
written by Carlos Andrade in honor of a trip on Hawaiian voyaging canoe
Tradition & Moderne
|"HANAPEPE DREAM" - Taj Mahal and the Hula Blues Recorded in Bremen, Germany while "tourin' with Taj", this CD features great songs and a video of a live concert in Hamburg, Germany.||
KEN EMERSON "Slack & Steel Kaua'i Style" (Hana Ola Records 2008) - Pancho Graham has gigged and recorded with Ken on string bass for many years, but this time the Hawaiian steel and slack key "god" has invited Pancho to sit in on slack key guitar as well. The result is half a dozen slack key duets reminiscent of one of Ken's and Pancho's favorite classic Hawaiian music recordings, "Two Slack Key Guitars" by Gabby Pahinui and Atta Isaacs, including an updated "Manuela Boy".
Fat Tuesday Records
|KAINANI KAHAUNAELE "Ohai Ula" (Mountain Apple, June 2010) - Original compositions from haku mele Kainani, multi-Na Hoku Hanohano award winner including female vocalist of 2004 for her first CD "Na'u 'Oe". Pancho Graham returns to the "Wish List Band" for string bass duty and also plays slack key on Kainani's great remake of Haunani Bernardino's "Lei Pukana"!||