Learning You By Heart Review in No Depression

Read full review at nodepression.com ALBUM REVIEW Stephen Inglis’ Learning You by Heart-The Essence of Aloha by Terry Roland August 4, 2015 In 2004, Hawaiian native, Stephen Inglis was deeply homesick. It wasn’t something he could put his finger on. His year in Northern California’s bay area had worn him thin. He needed something from home. When he saw a flyer for a slack key guitar workshop, his homesickness pulled at him to go. It was the music of his homeland he had always taken for granted. Always a fan of rock, folk and country, now for Inglis hearing and learning slack key seemed like the cure. The workshop was conducted by Rev. Dennis Kamahahi, a living slack key master from Hawai’i. The workshop changed his life. It also turned his eyes toward his home in Honolulu. Today,

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2015 East Coast Slack Key Festival

The 2015 East Coast Slack Key Festival was a rip roaring In and out 3 show adventure! Old winterʻs song still humming on the spring breeze as we rolled down the highway. A great way to debut the new record! Festivalʻs maiden voyage in Jersey, Sold out room at the Barnes at Wolftrap and a sweet listening room in NYC. Rental car tire blows off the strut in Maryland. The crew finds a new role as contortionists on the ride back up to NY. Looking forward to next year! http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2015/04/27/hawaiian-slack-key-guitar-festival-at-wolf-trap/

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“Since I didnʻt have any kind of formal training, it didnʻt make any difference to me if I was listening to Lightninʻ Slim, or a vocal group called the Jewels, or Webern, or Varese, or Stravinsky. To me it was ALL GOOD MUSIC”- Frank Zappa

“Since I didnʻt have any kind of formal training, it didnʻt make any difference to me if I was listening to Lightninʻ Slim, or a vocal group called the Jewels, or Webern, or Varese, or Stravinsky. To me it was ALL GOOD MUSIC”- Frank Zappa

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