Pat Simmons Jr. is not just a Maui boy, father, singer-songwriter, musician, surfer and an organic farmer. He’s also a cancer survivor, and the son of Pat Simmons, an American rock musician and original band member of The Doobie Brothers. Being from a musically inclined family, Simmons grew up listening to all types of music. He learned how to play both the guitar and ukulele … [Read more...] about Maui’s Aloha ‘Aina Ambassador: What it’s like to be Pat Simmons, Jr.
The love of film and music have come together in an independent film series documenting the lives of prominent Hawaiian musicians. Slack key artist, performer and teacher George Kahumoku Jr. is seeking supporters to help continue his film series with two new movies featuring Martin Pahinui, the youngest son of slack key legend Gabby Pahinui, and Brother Noland, a slack key … [Read more...] about George Kahumoko wants to crowd-fund documentaries on Brother Noland, Martin Pahinui
The fourth annual Lanai Hawaiian Culture Film & Music Festival returns to the Four Seasons this Friday and runs through Sunday. Enjoy three days of Grammy-nominated musicians, including Bobby Watson, Skip Martin, nose flute master Calvin Hoe, Na Hoku Hanohano winner Benny Uyetake and more. Guests can take a slack key guitar workshop with Dennis Kamakahi. For special … [Read more...] about This Friday through Sunday, Feb. 7-9: Lanai Hawaiian Culture Film & Music Festival
Andaz Maui at Wailea is presenting an evening with George Kahumoku Jr. This Thursday you can talk story, grab dinner and enjoy great music with one of Maui’s musical legends. The multiple Grammy winner, master slack key guitarist and farmer makes a special trip to the Southside for his first appearance at Maui’s newest resort. Kahumoku will also highlight fresh produce from … [Read more...] about This Thursday, Jan. 16: George Kahumoku Jr. at the Andaz Maui Resort
By Jen Russo The gorgeous grassy field at the Manele Bay Resort on Lanai is warm, but festive. It overlooks one of the best snorkeling bays on the island, a stretch of glistening white sand beach, turquoise water crashing against rocky cliffs and a Jack Nicklaus golf course. This Friday night, local Lanai folk, beach park campers and Four Seasons guests will holo holo here … [Read more...] about Sharing Aloha Through Music: Inside This Weekend’s Free Second Annual Lanai Slack Key Festival