Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson, Henry Kapono – Tickets – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR – January 22nd, 2016

Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson, Henry Kapono

Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson

Henry Kapono

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Aladdin Theater

Portland, OR

$35 ADV/DOS

Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson
Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson
Two Virtuosos of Slack Key Guitar

“Keola Beamer is the Andres Segovia of the slack key guitar.” – Long Beach Press Telegram

“Jeff Peterson’s] manner is impeccable, his style exquisite”… “Brilliant” -Honolulu Advertiser

One is a Hawaiian legend who has stretched the boundaries of slack key guitar music while remaining true to the soul of its deeply Hawaiian roots.

The other is a rising star of the next generation of slack key players, who uses the style’s open tunings to explore multiple genres with ease and flair.

Together, they present an evening of superb guitar that explores the beauty of Hawaiian music as it reflects its native land, the range of Hawai‘i’s many cultural influences, and the complexity of technique that has shaped the distinctively resonant sounds of Hawai‘i.

Both Keola & Jeff are featured on the soundtrack of the film The Descendants, starring George Clooney.

They are joined by lovely dancer Moanalani Beamer, who brings hula and Hawaiian chants to the stage, and adds musical texture with ancient Hawaiian instruments.
Henry Kapono
Henry Kapono
Henry Kapono Ka'aihue is a performer who has it all – vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, composer, thrilling performer, audience favorite. He is an award-winning and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter. He has taken home numerous Na Hoku Hano Hano Awards (Hawaii's “Grammy”) including Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Single of the Year, and Album of the Year. He is also the author of the award winning children's book, A Beautiful Hawaiian Day, has appeared in the films, and has made many television appearances.

Henry soared to the forefront of Hawaiian music in the 1970s with the duo Cecilio & Kapono, the first Hawai‘i group to achieve a national recording contract (Columbia Records); together they recorded 13 albums, giving contemporary and folk rock a new perspective. Always musically adventurous, Henry launched a solo career in 1981, with 17 albums to date—and 6 Na Hoku (Hawaiian “Grammy”) awards, including most recently in 2015, Best Rock Album. Henry touches the soul with the simple honesty of his lyrics and music, and the gift of an evocative, plaintive balladeer's voice that haunts you long after he leaves the stage.