“Muses, Music & Magic,” on Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m.! Join us for a magical evening with award-winning poets Cecilia Woloch and Brenda Yates, and actress and playwright Odalys Nanin. Enjoy dinner and wine al fresco, groove to the Hawaiian melodies of award-winning slack key guitarist James “Kimo” West, and have some fun with our special guest from L.A.’s Magic Castle. When: Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m. Where: 1681 N. Michigan Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91104. Admission is $40 per person. RSVP by April 13, 2016. Advance tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/muses-music-magic-tickets-24129510014 This is a fundraiser of Tebot Bach (www.tebotbach.org) in support of the Patricia Bibby First Book Prize and Scholarship. Tebot Bach is a non-profit poetry foundation dedicated to promoting poetry through publishing, readings, and workshops. tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/muses-music-magic-tickets-24129510014 or rsvp @ firstname.lastname@example.org
"Songs Of Hana, Maui" Celebrated Maui vocalists Leokane Pryor and CJ Helekahi join slack key master, Jim Kimo West for an evening of Hawaiian music from the small town of Hana in East Maui. Call 626-798-6236 to reserve ( Between 10AM and 10PM)
An intimate house concert with slack key master, Jim Kimo West and Maui falsetto vocalists, Leokane Pryor and CJ Helekahi. Not to be missed! Show is 2-4 PM but come around 1:30 for pupus and talk story! Call to reserve: 562.760.3620
"Songs Of Hana, Maui" with slack key guitar master, Jim Kimo West and - direct from Maui- the superb vocalists Leokane Pryor and CJ Helehaki. Although they have performed together many times in Hawaii, this is a rare occasion to see Kimo perform with Leokane and CJ here on the mainland.
Join us for this special show! Kimo will host Grammy-winning slack and steel guitar master, Ken Emerson for an unforgettable evening of duets and hula.
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
“Composer/guitarist Jim “Kimo” West is best known for his work with “Weird Al” Yankovic – he’s played on all of his albums since 1984 – but on his own his vision has taken a radically different path. Separated from Yankovic’s hilarious parodies, West explores less commercial terrain. Fascinated by slack-key guitar, Kimo has released several albums in the genre, and the latest, Ki Ho'alu Christmastime, is another fingerstyle jewel. Kimo has mastered slack-key guitar to the point where he can revamp Yuletide classics as if they were originally written that way….West’s playing throughout the CD is enchanting and atmospheric, capturing the wintry beauty of the holiday like few have done in the last couple of decades.”