Multi HOKU award recipient. Born and raised on the Big Island in the heart of Paniolo country. Recipient of Hawaii's prestigious Ki ho'alu (Slack Key) Award in 2002.
John is a songwriter and slack-key guitarist who was born on the Big Island of Hawaii, in the little town of Hawi in North Kohala. John grew up with rock and roll music and enjoyed listening to singer/songwriters.
After a four year tour in the Navy, John returned to his home and was drawn to the sound of Hawaiian slack-key. He listened and watched and taught himself to play this style of music. Through the years, he has developed his own distinct style. Learn more www.johnkeawe.com