Jim Kimo West
Best known as long-time guitarist for the worlds most successful musical comedy artist, Weird Al Yankovic, Kimo is regarded as one of the worlds foremost ki hoalu or Hawaiian slack key guitar artists. This warm and engaging fingerpicked guitar style has its roots in 1840s Hawaii, when Mexican vaqueros first brought guitars to the Big Island of Hawaii. If you saw the Oscar-winning film, The Decendants you have experienced this great acoustic guitar tradition.
Kimo is a 2008 winner of the Hawaii Music Awards and three time Na Hoku Hanohano (the Hawaiian Grammy) nominee. He is also a two-time winner of the LA Treasures Award for his efforts in keeping this important acoustic guitar tradition alive. For his work with Weird Al, he has earned four Grammys and a Billboard #1 CD debut for 2015s Mandatory Fun.
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Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center (View)
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236
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