Guardians of Guitar

BUY ONLINE or CALL (530) 265-5040 Tue. – Fri. 9:00 – 4:00  |  Doors are at 7:00 pm and the show begins at 8:00 pm



Jennifer Batten, Gretchen Menn, and Nili Brosh to Celebrate Evolved Guitar with Individual Performances and a Thrilling Show Closer as a Powerhouse Trio!
Three of the most exciting guitarists producing music today are presenting an exhilarating trio show that celebrates their individual and collective impacts on the art of guitar.
Jennifer Batten has not only performed with megastars such as Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck, she was also a ground-breaking advocate, virtuoso, and teacher of two-handed tapping as a guitar technique. Batten’s ongoing commitment to innovation drove her recent creation of a solo multimedia show that deploys her own video productions to augment and expand her musical compositions. Her latest release is BattleZone by Scherer/Batten.
As a member of America’s popular, all-female Led Zeppelin powerhouse, Zepparella, Gretchen Menn is one of the foremost disciples of the Jimmy Page guitar style. But Menn is also an adventurous composer who has integrated Gypsy jazz, prog, metal, and classical into her own music and guitar playing. In fact, she resolutely studied orchestration for five years before completing her 2016 solo album, Abandon All Hope—a triumphant musical adaptation of Dante’s Inferno.
Nili Brosh was a member of Tony MacAlpine’s band, opened for Yngwie Malmsteen during his 2013 USA tour, and was the lead guitarist in Cirque du Soleil’s production of Michael Jackson ONE. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music—who went on to become one of the school’s youngest faculty members—Brosh’s most recent album is 2014’s A Matter of Perception.
The Batten-Menn-Brosh tour is an inspirational event of brilliant compositions, frightening technique, impassioned playing, and evolved musicality. Each show will be a “must see” evening for musicians and music fans seeking to be mesmerized by unique, progressive, and transformative performances.


General Admission tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door.  Advance sales close at 4:00 p.m. on November 9, 2019. All tickets are General Admission (first come, first served seating.)

Doors will open at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 8:00pm.


There will be a full-service no-host bar available as well as food available for purchase.





The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Makana – The Sunset Tour (so-named because this will be his last solo slack key tour for several years!) on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  Virtuosic and versatile, Makana’s music defies description.  His solo performance is an exhilarating ride through the breadth of slack key, folk, rock, bluegrass, ethnic and jazz and his distinctly original songs are infused with the spirit of Hawai’i.  Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.


“A dynamic force within the style [of slack key]… dazzling.” ~ The New York Times

Hailing from the isle of O’ahu, Makana is an internationally acclaimed slack-key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist, and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world.  He is recognized as one of the top guitarists in the United States by Guitar Player magazine and was invited for an official showcase at the renowned SXSW Musical Festival.  NPR included him on the Austin 100 list of must-see shows.  His songs range from traditional to highly original, both instrumental and lyrical, exploring a broad spectrum of themes: cultural, philosophical, sociopolitical, interpersonal, sensual, and universal, often through the lens of humor and sharp wit.  His music is featured on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack of the award-winning film The Descendants.


Led Kaapana & Mike Kaawa



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.