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Makana ~ Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Makana ~ Thoroughly Modern Mele

Makana Photo 3The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Makana, returning to the Foundry on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  Makana is an internationally acclaimed slack-key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist, and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world.  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 open at 6:30 p.m. and the music begins at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 in Advance and $25.00 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

 

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“Slack key guitar music, indigenous to Hawai’i, has been around longer than the blues, and Makana is considered the greatest living player.”  ~ Esquire Magazine

Makana Photo 2Makana’s music transcends category and trend by integrating elements of folk, rock, ethnic, classical, bluegrass, jazz, traditional, ambient, electronic, and Hawaiian slack key in gentle to commanding arrangements.  The result is innovation and the charting of new sonic frontiers with deep ties to tradition.

Makana creates ground-breaking original music and reanimates classics.  Playing both rhythm and melody simultaneously while using intricate right-hand techniques in a myriad of open tunings, slack key players (they are but a handful alive today) are versatile and evocative.

Makana

 

 

 

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy


The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Iris DeMent & Special Guest Pieta Brown ~ Thursday, October 23, 2014


Iris DeMent ~ “Go On Ahead and Go Home”

Iris PosterThe Miners Foundry Cultural Center is thrilled to welcome back one of the most celebrated country-folk performers of her day, singer/songwriter Iris DeMent with special guest, Pieta Brown.   At the age of three, her devoutly religious family moved to California, where she grew up singing gospel music; during her teenaged years, however, she was first exposed to country, folk, and R&B, drawing influence from Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell. DeMent first began composing songs at the age of 25.

Honing her skills at open-mic nights she won almost universal acclaim thanks to her pure, evocative vocal style and spare, heartfelt song craft.

Doors open at 6:30 and the music begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

 

Tickets are $28.00 Advance General Admission, $32.00 Door General Admission, and $40.00 Limited Reserve.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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Limited Reserve

 

Iris DeMent 5.jpg“She’s the best singer I’ve ever heard.”  ~ Merle Haggard

Iris DeMent was born in Arkansas and raised in Southern California, immersed in gospel music and traditional country.  Her latest release, Sing the Delta, presents twelve self-penned compositions from an artist whose first three albums established her as one of the most beloved and respected writers and singers in American music.

With her first album, Infamous Angel, Iris DeMent was immediately proven to be a promising and talented artist.  Her 1994 follow up, My Life, earned a Grammy  nomination in the Contemporary Folk category.  Her 1996 release, The Way I Should, addressed political as well as personal themes and earned a Grammy nomination as well.

 

 

Pieta BrownPieta Brown‘s early upbringing was in a rural outpost in Iowa with no furnace, running water, or TV. From an early age she was exposed to traditional and rural folk music through her father, Greg Brown, the beloved Midwestern folk singer.

Emerging from a disjointed and distinctly “bohemian” upbringing, Pieta began performing live and making independent recordings soon after teaching herself to play guitar.

Continually revealing new layers as both a songwriter and performer, Pieta is being recognized as one of modern Americana’s true gems.

 

 

 

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

 

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.