Release Date: March 30th, 2021.
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1. Tidepool Reflections
3. E Holo Mālie
6. Mele Nahenahe
12. He Inoa No Kalākaua
15. Hanalei By Morning Light
16. Maui Calls
17. For Peace
Music can inspire, music can heal, music can cross boundaries and connect people from far and wide. The music on this recording was composed with inspiration and reverence for the beauty of Hawaiʻi and its people across generations from the time of Kalākaua to the present day. From the shores of Hanalei to the Halemaʻumaʻu caldera at Kīlauea, from the mountain mists of Upcountry Maui to the distant reaches of the West End of Molokaʻi at Papohaku, from the first light of morning on the tide pools at Makapu’u, in celebration of ʻohana, in appreciation of the wonderful slack key artists of the past, from the stories and people out of the rich heritage of Hawaiian history, and with a vision of peace and well-being for all, this music is shared with aloha and the hope that it brings you inspiration and solace as it has done for me.
Mele Nahenahe – soft, sweet, melodious music or a gentle voice; softly blowing, as a gentle breeze; gentle-mannered, soft-spoken, suave. Pukui-Elbert
Born and raised on the majestic slopes of Haleakalā on the island of Maui, two-time Grammy Award nominee and eleven-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner Jeff Peterson has traveled the world sharing his passion for music and the aloha spirit. His signature guitar style is featured in the Oscar-winning film The Descendants and on the first Hawaiian album to win a Grammy Award. He recently composed and performed the first Concerto for Slack Key Guitar and Orchestra and is dedicated to preserving the tradition of Hawaiian slack key guitar.
Produced, recorded, and mixed by Jeff Peterson
Mastered by John Vestman
Photography by Andi Lilikoi Gaspar
Graphic Design by Geoffrey C. Lewis/FriedPaint.com
Liner Notes by Jeff Peterson
Jeff plays handcrafted guitars by Goodall Guitars, www.goodallguitars.com. A Goodall concert jumbo with Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce was used on this recording. Jeff also played a classical guitar made by Gioachino Guissani in Italy. Jeff uses D’Addario Strings, www.daddario.com.
Mahalo to Danielle Kahealani Peterson, Susan and Willie Wachter, Keola Beamer, Janet and Pete Meserve, Calder MacKay, Darin Leong, John Vestman, Ta’ltosh and Andi Gaspar, Geoffrey C. Lewis, Derrick Malama, James, Jean, and Luke Goodall, my family, friends, students, and all those who support my music at home and abroad.