Winner of
Na Hoku Hanohano award
for best Hawaiian R&B
album of 2016:
Taj Mahal and the Hula Blues
"Live from Kauai"
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KONA WIND DAYS

Original songs and
slack-key guitar instrumentals



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Songs and solo slack key guitar instrumentals inspired by, and recorded on, the island of Kaua'i. Finalist for Slack Key Album of the Year 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, and featured in the film "THE DESCENDENTS"
PINE TREE SLACK KEY

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Video of"Pine Tree Slack Key" recorded live at Kilauea Theatre on YouTube


Performing at the Kilauea Theatre

LIVE AT THE LIGHTHOUSE BISTRO - This CD captures Pancho Graham's live performance at the Lighthouse Bistro in historic Kilauea town on the island of Kaua'i, Hawai'i.
For more information go to www.lighthousebistro.com.



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"NA PALI" (four Na Hoku Hanohano award nominations 2006) - This CD of new original slack key songs features one Pancho wrote for his wife, Gubby, "The Rose Of Ko'olau". Pat and Carlos trade off on slack key guitar and ukulele, and Taj Mahal, Keola Beamer, George Winston, and Buffy Sainte-Marie sit in on this sonically superb CD recorded and mastered at Ron Pendragon's Fat Tuesday Records.
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NA PALI "Pacific Tunings" (Na Hoku Hanohano award nominee 1988) - This quartet was formed around the innovative slack key and ukulele style of composers Pat Cockett and Carlos Andrade, with the addition of Fred Lunt on steel guitar and Pancho Graham on bass. Pat and Carlos' original compositions (including "Moonlight Lady", recorded by Gabby Pahinui) make up the entirety of this historic recording by one of Hawaii's most respected yet little known slack key bands. Guest appearances by Taj Mahal on guitar and harmonica.
NOW AVAILABLE ON VINYL!
Features full liner notes, inner sleeve with lyrics.




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Pat Cockett, Manulele Dudoit, Pancho Graham - "KUPAIANAHA" Kupaianaha refers to surprising and wonderful things that happen in our lives. Pat, Pancho and Manulele have been experiencing it in their musical friendship for years. This first album together as a trio features new songs and new arrangements of traditional Hawaiian favorites that will, they hope, also awaken the spirit of kupaianaha in you. Pat - ukulele, guitar and vocals, Pancho - string bass and backup vocals, Manu - percussion and sweet vocals. Guests include Keao and Patricia Cockett, and Ken Emerson on steel.

TAJ MAHAL AND THE HULA BLUES "Sacred Island" - Our long friendship with blues icon and Kauai resident Taj Mahal culminated in this album recorded on Kauai for the German label Tradition & Moderne. Pat Cockett, Carlos Andrade, Fred Lunt and Pancho Graham of Na Pali, as well as Kauai natives Wayne Jacintho and Michael Barretto, joined up for the first time with Taj Mahal regulars Kester Smith and Rudy Costa to back up the "Maestro" in this smooth mix of Hawaiian and Blues music traditions. Taj is in great form on fingerpicked resonator guitar, vocals, and wrote four great new songs. A special surprise is the only recording of Na Pali's "No Na Mamo" written by Carlos Andrade in honor of a trip on Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hokulea.
For more info click on THE BANDS at www.tajblues.com



"HANAPEPE DREAM" - Taj Mahal and the Hula Blues Recorded in Bremen, Germany while "tourin' with Taj", this CD features great songs and a video of a live concert in Hamburg, Germany.

KEN EMERSON "Slack & Steel Kaua'i Style" (Hana Ola Records 2008) - Pancho Graham has gigged and recorded with Ken on string bass for many years, but this time the Hawaiian steel and slack key "god" has invited Pancho to sit in on slack key guitar as well. The result is half a dozen slack key duets reminiscent of one of Ken's and Pancho's favorite classic Hawaiian music recordings, "Two Slack Key Guitars" by Gabby Pahinui and Atta Isaacs, including an updated "Manuela Boy".



KAINANI KAHAUNAELE "Ohai Ula" (Mountain Apple, June 2010) - Original compositions from haku mele Kainani, multi-Na Hoku Hanohano award winner including female vocalist of 2004 for her first CD "Na'u 'Oe". Pancho Graham returns to the "Wish List Band" for string bass duty and also plays slack key on Kainani's great remake of Haunani Bernardino's "Lei Pukana"!