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Jim Kimo West

Jim Kimo West

Other / Hawaiian / Slack Key Guitar Van Nuys, CA  US


  • Sun

    Dec 13

    Altadena, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Kimo's annual Holiday Slack Key Show is always sold out so make your reservations early by calling 626-798-6236 between 10AM and 10 PM. KImo will play selections from his two holiday slack key CD's and will feature some awesome special guests and hula!

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  • Sat

    Dec 19

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Kimo has been bringing his Holiday Slack Key Show to this wonderful South Bay venue for a number of years now. Join Kimo in celebrating with holiday season with some "nahenahe" slack key from his two holiday slack key CD's, special guests and hula as well! Reservations: 1-800-403-2447

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  • Sun

    Jan 17

    Redondo Beach, CA, US | 2:00pm

    The Southern California Slack Key Festival is always a top-quality production that features the world's best slack key players! The outdoor Island Marketplace is open to the public and the VIP Meet and Greet on 1/16 is 5:30-8:30 PM. Visit www.slackkeyfest for more info!

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  • Sat

    Mar 19

    Covina, CA, US | 8:00pm

    This historic venue has hosted a who's who of acts over the years. Kimo will present a set of his nahenahe slack key along with special guests and hula!

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  • Love And Voodoo (Artist)
    Love And Voodoo
    we are your new fans ! Happy Hump Day ! Listening to your awesome music ! yay
  • MykoMan (Artist)
    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.slackkeyfest.com/Slack_Key_Festival/Slack_Key_Festival.html
  • 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)
    Love your playing.


  • Kaua'i 2006
  • Slack Key Fingers
  • On Keawakapu beach, near Kihei, Maui


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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