For Willie K—born Willie Kahaialii and known affectionately as Uncle Willie in the islands—playing the blues marks the completion of a full circle. Although he has built a reputation as one of the foremost practitioners of native Hawaiian music over the years, it was the blues that Willie first learned from his dad, himself a highly respected musician. “My father was a great influence,” says Willie K. “He groomed me to be where I am today. He was just as diverse as I am—the guy knew how to play everything: jazz, blues and Hawaiian.”
Singer, Songwriter, Performer & Multi-Instrumentalist Born n' Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kapali Long has been performing music all his life since he was the age of 3. Learning Piano, then ukulele and so forth. His main instruments would be his voice (5-6 octave range, 90's rock-esque-Crooner tendencies)& Guitar but plays close to 20 instruments; "I play guitar, piano, studied voice classically, ukulele, mandolin, harmonica, banjo, bass, percussion & bunch of "Band" instruments. It's like Good Will Hunting. Music lights up & I just love to create!"