IAE magazine – Learning You By Heart (Music Review)

Reviews Music Reviews by Shaine Freeman – Sep 4, 2015 Review By: Shaine Freeman, Host of The Miews Genre: Folk, Hawaiian Slack key Website: www.stepheninglis.com Share ThisTweet This Grammy nominated recording folk singer-songwriter, Stephen Inglis, has released a new 13-track album titled, Learning You By Heart, that will appeal to fans of artists like Jerry Garcia, Richard Thompson, and Townes Van Zandt. Stephen’s history in the business runs for decades, having also played in the same band (House of Spirits) with Grateful Dead drummer, Bill Kreutzmann. As if that weren’t enough, Inglis has won a number of music awards, with his most recent win being the 2013 Nā Hoku Hanohano Award for Hip Hop Album of the Year for “Evasive Species: Live at Soulsound“. I found it interesting

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Stephen Inglis’s ‘Learning You By Heart’ is a timeless ode to yesterday

Article By: MacEagon Voyce at AXS Contributor Sep 16, 2015 Stephen Inglis Stephen Inglis is a grammy-nominated Hawaiian slack-key guitarist, which is a style that involves adding slack to some of the guitar strings until the open strings create a single chord (usually G-Major). For those that can’t relate to that because they don’t follow Hawaiian slack-key guitar awards (a questionable life choice), he’s also opened for Sublime and he once formed a band with legendary Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. Inglis reps the Hawaiian musical tradition in several capacities, but his singer-songwriter persona is probably the most accessible. In June, the guitarist released his fourth album of this ilk, Learning You By Heart, and it is especially Dead-like. Throughout Learning You By

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New LP from Hawaiian Slack guitarist Stephen Inglis

Adequacy.net September 17, 2015 by Jen Dan Grammy-nominated, Honolulu-based,  Hawaiian Slack key guitarist Stephen Inglis has a recent album out now titled Learning You By Heart and it’s a a deeply emotional masterwork. This latest effort is reminiscent of the Grateful Dead (whose drummer he started a band with) or even the legendary Townes Van Zandt. The power of Inglis’s music is apparent, even from the first track, and his latest album is engaging and full of interesting musical twists and turns.  Having toured with all sorts of legendary musicians like Rev. Dennis Kamakahi and Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead it’s clear that he’s learned from the best. Inglis is a versatile artist. He crosses genres, yet his music always radiates integrity.  Along with his strong respect for

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Waimaka Helelei

In the late summer of 2011, legendary Hawaiian composer and slack hey guitarist Dennis Kamakahi met with his friend and student, Stephen Inglis to go over a few songs. Dennis was to be a guest artist on a solo album by Inglis. After hearing Stephen's compostion "Na Pua O Kalaupapa", the two discovered more and more mutual connections with friends and ohana at Kalaupapa. The late composer/activist bernard Punikaia was a close friend of both Dennis and Stephen Inspired by the growing theme of the new album, Dennis decided to compose two new songs about Kalaupapa. A duet album was born; Waimaka Helelei - Falling Teardrop

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Slackin’ on Dylan

BUY THE ALBUM HERE: http://www.digstation.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?albumID=ALB000055629 Kī hōʻ alu (slack key) is one of the great guitar traditions of modern Hawaiian culture and the world.. Noted for nahenahe (relaxing) fingerstyle playing and numerous alternate tunings, its origins start with the the vaqueros (Mexican cowboys) who introduced guitars to the Hawaiian people in the late 19th century. Although the technique of playing, along with the intricacy of harmony and the incorporation of traditional Hawaiian melodies into instrumental arrangements has been a hallmark of Kī Hōʻaluʻs evolution. Traditionally, slack key has been a dancing partner to the stories that give a voice to the songs. From the ancient tales of their ancestors to the changing and turbulent times of the 20th

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