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Stephen Inglis, Barry Sless, Hattie Craven & Alex Jordan
Stephen Inglis, Barry Sless, Hattie Craven & Alex Jordan

Sun, May 05



Stephen Inglis, Barry Sless, Hattie Craven & Alex Jordan

Slack Steel & Song Hawaii meets Americana

Time & Location

May 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Honokaa, 45-3574 Mamane St, Honokaa, HI 96727, USA

About the Event

Slack, Steel and Song: Hawai’i Meets Americana - A double dose of duets and quartet collaboration!

★ Barry Sless (Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, David Nelson Band)

★ Stephen Inglis (Bill Kreutzmann, The Stephen Inglis Project)

★ Alex Jordan (Midnight North, Phil Lesh)

★ Hattie Craven (Hattie & the Moonhowlers, Joe Craven & The Sometimers)

✧ Barry Sless and Stephen Inglis ✧ After a mutual friend set them up with a duet gig at Peri’s in Fairfax,  CA in January 2024, it was clear from the start that the duo had found  the right ingredients for a special musical dish. Hawaiian Slack Key  Guitar and the Pedal Steel share many deep roots, but are seldom if ever  heard together.

Their maiden voyage included  traditional Hawaiian songs, Inglis originals, favorites from the  Grateful Dead and Dylan songbooks and much more. Both Barry, Stephen and  everyone in attendance agreed that the music felt effortless,  captivating, vibrant and full. It was clear that this would be the first  of many shows to come.

Barry has been making frequent trips  to the islands over the past few decades as a member of The David Nelson  Band and other acts, which has kindled his love of Hawaiian music. He  was a frequent member of Phil Lesh’s touring bands from the early 2000’s  and currently tours as a member of Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros, Moonalice,  and continues in the 30th year of David Nelson Band.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Stephen  plays Grammy-nominated Hawaiian slack key and is equally at home playing  improv-rock on the electric guitar. He is the 2021 recipient of the Ki  Hōʻalu Legacy Award (Honoring those who perpetuate the art if Hawaiian  Slack Key Guitar) giving him his third nod at the Nā Hōkū Hanohano  Awards; Hawaiʻiʻs highest musical honor. One of those is for the duet  album with the legendary Dennis Kamakahi; Waimaka Helelei, which is on  permanent display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.  Barely out of his teens, Stephen formed a group with legendary Grateful  Dead drummer, Bill Kreutzmann.

✧ Hattie Craven & Alex Jordan ✧ A collaborative duo to be reckoned with, Hattie Craven & Alex Jordan  bring high energy musicality and a collection of original tunes and  twisted covers with a stage presence. A brief meeting at a popular music  festival in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada led to a chance  reunion years later where, as society began to emerge from the  pandemic, the two artists connected over a love of harmony singing.

The daughter of legendary musician  and personality Joe Craven, Hattie has been steeped in Americana her  whole life, eventually finding a unique approach to the banjo ukulele  and learning the guitar, using both as a vehicle for her songwriting and  grooving performances to compliment her remarkable and powerful voice.  In addition to frequent appearances with her father, Hattie leads  “Hattie & and the Moonhowlers” who frequent the Central Valley and  festival circuit in California.

Jordan, the son of a high school  music teacher, found himself working through the brass section in middle  school and high school, focusing on Jazz Trombone before learning  guitar at 17. After majoring in classical voice, Jordan joined Bay Area  favorites Midnight North and was a staple at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin  Crossroads before departing from the band after six years and releasing  two solo records, most recently Queen Kerosene on March 8, 2024.

Together, they sing in tight blended  harmony with Jordan playing dexterous leads over Craven’s chopping  rhythm, and are as likely to move an audience to tears as they are to  get them on their feet!

Tickets: $30 at the door!

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