The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Led Kaapana and Mike Kaawa on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Hawaiian musical legend and National Heritage Fellow Ledward Kaapana is unrivaled in his exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and ‘ukulele, and his baritone to falsetto vocal range. He is a delightful performer with rascal charm. Led will be joined by Mike Kaawa, Hawaii’s finest 12-string guitar player. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 Advanced General Admission, $35 General Admission at the Door, and $40 Limited Reserve. Seated show. Limited reserve seats are the first several rows closest to the stage. Tickets are available online, by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op. Ticketing fees do not apply to purchases made in person or by phone through the Miners Foundry Box Office.
“…friendly, generous, self-effacing, a little kolohe (rascally) and a flat out genius at just about any stringed instrument that can be finger-picked.” — The Honolulu Advertiser
A master of the slack key guitar, Led Kaapana has been one of Hawai’i’s most influential musicians for four decades. His mastery of stringed instruments, exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and ‘ukulele, and extraordinary baritone to leo ki’ eki’e (falsetto) vocal range, have made him a musical legend. In 2011, he was honored with an NEA National Heritage Fellowship.
Led is joined by longtime collaborator Mike Kaawa, Hawai’i’s finest 12 string guitar player and one of its most highly regarded musicians. Known as “The Hawaiian Boy”, he describes his music as “Hawaiian with attitude”. Mike Kaawa is the perfect match for Led. Since they began performing together in the early 2000s, they have crafed a remarkable musical rapport much like jazz musicians’ improvisations with each other.