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Jim Kimo West

Rank #67 US Van Nuys, CA Other / Hawaiian / Slack Key Guitar

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Sounds Like: Keola Beamer, Ledward Kaapana, Gabby Pahinui, George Kahumoku Jr., Ozzie Kotani

Label: Westernmost Records

Bio: Jim “Kimo”West is recognized as one of the world’s top players of ki ho’alu or Hawaiian “slack key” guitar. “Slack key” is a style of playing that evolved in the 1830’s when Spanish vaqueros, imported by King Kamehameha III to teach the Hawaiians cattle management, brought guitars to the Big Isla... See Full Bio

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Jim Kimo West has a show on 08/03/2014 at 07:00 PM @ Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena, CA http://www.reverbnation.com/q/4xd4y9 #concert

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  • Sat

    Aug 30


    Long Beach, CA, US | 10:00am
    Westin Long Beach
    Long Beach, CA, US
    Sat Aug 30 10:00am

    Details

    Slack Key Guitar Workshop with Jim Kimo West. Bring your guitar and have some fun learning Hawaiian slack key! Presented by Na Mamo in conjunction with the E Hula Mau Festival. After the workshop, check out the hula, music , crafts and food across the street!

  • Sat

    Aug 30


    Temecula, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Temecula, CA, US
    Sat Aug 30 7:00pm

    Details

    Just added! Kimo joins Hawaiian slack key legend, Kawika Kahiapo and "Hawaiian Boy" Mike Kaawa for an unforgettable evening of kanikapila! VIP reception at 7 PM, show at 8 PM reservations: 951-676-4852

  • Sun

    Sep 7


    Santa Barbara, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Santa Barbara, CA, US
    Sun Sep 07 8:00pm

    Details

    Kimo returns to this legendary Santa Barbara venue and will be previewing some new material. You can expect some special guests and enchanting hula as well. Come early for dinner-the menu is terrific and the wine list has some great local wines!

  • Wed

    Dec 24


    Lahaina, HI, US | 7:00pm
    Wed Dec 24 7:00pm

    Details

    Kimo brings his slack key holiday show to the beautiful Napili Kai Resort on Maui for the very first time! Celebrate the season on the island of Maui with Kimoʻs "nahenahe" slack key as your soundtrack. Kimo will perform selections from his award-winning holiday slack key CDʻs and there will hula as well. With Grammy-winner and host, George Kahumoku and Da Ukulele Boyz!

  • Thu

    Dec 25


    Lahaina, HI, US | 7:00pm
    Thu Dec 25 7:00pm

    Details

    Kimo brings his slack key holiday show to the beautiful Napili Kai Resort on Maui for the very first time! Celebrate Christmas Day on gorgeous Napili Bay with some beautiful slack key guitar as your soundtrack! Kimo will perform selections from his award-winning holiday slack key CDʻs and there will hula as well. With Grammy-winner and host, George Kahumoku and Da Ukulele Boyz!

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  • MykoMan (Artist) MykoMan
    Awesome tunes! Tight sound here!! Check us out when you can, we'd appreciate it~ MykoMan
  • Jim Kimo West (Artist) Jim Kimo West
    Get a free signed copy of my new holiday CD, "Ki Ho'alu Christmastime" with any $99 or more purchase of tickets to the Southern California Slack Key Festival! http://www...
  • Jim Kimo West (Artist) Jim Kimo West
    To receive my monthly slack key newsletter, please sign up at www.jimkimowest.com
  • Mustang Corners (Artist) Mustang Corners
    Aloha! Beautiful guitar playing, Jim!!!
  • PRD.Vocals (Artist) PRD.Vocals
    Love your playing.
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