Walt Keale's latest album "Aina Kaula: Motherland" available now - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Walt Keale's latest album "Aina Kaula: Motherland" available now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

"Aina Kaula: Motherland" captures the essence of this well known Hawaiian saying by reminding listeners that the land of our connection sustains us wherever life leads.

With over a decade of music in the islands, multiple recording projects and musical collaborations, as well as a Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning album with the band Kaukahi, Keale offers all people a deeper connection to “Home” through the voice of "Aina Kaula: Motherland". This album echoes the sounds of Uncle Moe Keale, the early Makaha Sons of Niihau, bluegrass, cumbia, ranchera and jarocho music, all a part of Keale's diverse background and rich heritage. Musical arrangements in this album present Keale's foundational stylings in fresh ways that truly make "Keale Music” what it is.

With "Aina Kaula: Motherland", you may recognize the "kanaka roots" stylings of Stephen Inglis and Bill Griffin of "mandolele" fame. Paula Fuga lends her majestic and soul-filled harmonies to a couple of traditional Hawaiian songs. Out of Nashville, Jeff Dayton joins Michael Witcher, a Bay Area dobro specialist, to lay down the grass for Manu Kapalulu and the title cut - Motherland. From Hollywood, Paul Cartwright adds his violin to bring Sam Lia's instrumental voice to Hiilawe for the first time ever. Keale's daughter, Emma Mix, adds harmony to Kern River, Motherland and Lonestar. Chris Lau lays down the upright bass and mixes every collaborator's voice and instrument to produce Keale's best work yet.

Keale celebrated the CD's release to a packed house at Boardriders Bar & Grill in Kailua, Hawaii on November 29th. Keale will do a special vinyl release at Hungry Ear Records in early spring of 2015.

For more information contact call Susan Alden at (808) 469-5279 or e-mail her at kealemusic9@gmail.com. Keale's bio and liner notes are available at www.kealemusic.com. The CD is available for purchase through the Keale Music website, CD Baby, and will be on iTunes soon.

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