Makana – Slack Key Guitarist is coming to Portland
SBL Entertainment presents: A Hawaiian Evening with Makana
Tickets: $25.00 Advance, $30 at the Door | Doors: 6:30pm | Show: 7:30pm | Ages: Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Ticket Information- http://www.albertarosetheatre.com/?p=2708
The March 1, 2003, Esquire Magazine notes, “Makana is considered the greatest living player” of Slack Key Guitar. Many others agree. In April of 2009, The National Geographic Society (NGS) presented Makana in concert and the event was recorded for the NGS Music Channel series “Geo Sessions”. On their Web site, the NGS wrote, “With five albums to his credit [now 6], he has taken this centuries-old tradition and blasted it into the 21st century, fusing it with influences from Bob Marley to the Smashing Pumpkins, and opening for Sting and Santana. See why this young guitar hero is poised to break out.” In September of 2009, the San Francisco Chronicle said, “His transfixingly agile slack-key technique and genre-crossing music have relit a fire for live music in Waikiki.” With such accolades, it?s hard to believe that Makana is only 31.