Monday, June 23, 2008

Behind the Scenes

Yesterday's 17th Annual Ki Ho'Alu Slack Key Guitar Festival held outdoor in the expansive A&B Amphitheater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center just could not have been any better. A stellar line-up of Hawaii's top slack key talent entertained a near capacity audience who settled comfortably in for the day on blankets & low-rise beach chairs for a day of music under mostly cool and cloudy skies. 

Here's a few shots from the afternoon:

               Barry Flannagan & Eric Gilliom of Hapa

           John Cruz & Donald Kaulia backstage

       Makana with Dennis Kamakahi backstage

              Makana turns in a solid performance

                  John Cruz closes the show

                            Charles Ku'upu of Hapa 

                John Cruz watches Hapa backstage

A big tip of the Chase the Light hat to Milton Lau for annually bringing this great afternoon of free live music and great talent together each summer. Lucky we live Hawaii, eh?


Melanie said...

always interesting reading your blog and looking at your beautiful photos.


Tony Novak-Clifford said...

Aloha Melanie,

Thank you for the kind words. It's always nice to find your comments.