He Leo'Ohana

He Leo'Ohana

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On her third solo album Elodia Kane is joined by an elite group of musicians and friends, spanning the generations. This album evokes the feeling of bygone days in Hawaii, with many of the songs composed by illustrious members of her husband, Ray Kane's family.
Elodia's beautiful voice is accompanied by some of Hawaii's finest musicians. These include slack key guitarist Ledward Kaapana, considered to be one of the greatest present day players as well as on ukulele and backing vocals. Ledward and Ray Kane have previously toured together in the USA, and were also together when they were honored by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. Rene Paolo, is one of Hawaii's top pianists, especially known during the
1960s. His unique lounge style piano, is the perfect accompaniment, adding touches and adornments of the wind, sea and sun. Bobby Ingano is one of a lost breed of Hawaiian steel guitar players, his sensitive playing evoking the feeling of the islands, perhaps like no other player can. The combination of electric steel guitar and piano is quite unusual on Hawaiian recordings, and one which both musicians felt of as a challenge. Martin Pahinui, son of the great Gabby Pahinui, adds his beautiful harmonic vocals to some songs. This album would not have been complete without Elodia's husband, Ray. Co-producer Yuki Yamauchi also plays ukulele with his former teacher and source of inspiration for his continuing passion in Hawaiian music. Elodia calls these musicians the 'top guns' of Hawaiian music. A unique gathering of musicians, masters of their individual instruments, many performing together for the first time on record.