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Interview on Hawaiian Music and History

Willie K Christmas Album

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2 Guitar Heroes

Willie K and Johnny Winter

Get A Job Detroit News Review
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Willie K in Get A Job


Islands’ stars shone brightly in 2016

By Wayne Harada, Special to the Honolulu Star Advertiser It’s time for the 2016 Waynie Awards, this column’s annual retrospective of the past year: >> Entertainer of the Year: A posthumous nod to Jimmy Borges, the jazz giant who died May 30 at age 80. He lived his last year with distinction and honor, earning […]

On the Scene with Marco Olivari

By John Berger for the Honolulu Star Advertiser At the time he was general manager of the famed Blue Note Jazz Club in New York, Marco Olivari was honeymooning in Waikiki when he learned the company would be opening a club in Honolulu. Soon afterward he was named G.M. of Blue Note Hawaii at the […]

When Davell met Willie: A collaborative home run

By Wayne Harada for the Honolulu Star Advertiser.   When New Orleans and New York favorite Davell Crawford teamed up with Hawaii native Willie K Monday night (Sept. 12) at the Blue Note Hawaii club, expectation and uncertainty were common denominators. Crawford and Willie were willing participants in a theoretical match — what happens when […]

Willie K’s BBQ Blues Festival

By JON WOODHOUSE, For The Maui News Willie K’s first BBQ Blues Festival was one of the highlights of 2013, and it looks like the second annual event coming up on Jan. 11 will be even more memorable. Featuring headliners Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top and Mississippi blues legend Robert “Wolfman” Belfour, along with […]

Willie K’s BluesFest featured in Rolling Stone Magazine

Willie K’s Bluesfest was recently mentioned in a Rolling Stone magazine article (yes, THAT Rolling Stone Magazine…) The article talks about a few certain members of music royalty that were at the BluesFest. You’ll have to click here to read the full article!

Maui News

Hawaii’s famed instrument reaches new heights May 23, 2013 By JON WOODHOUSE ( , For The Maui News Save |             For his latest album, “Twisted Ukulele,” Willie K did something rather unusual. He traveled to the German city of Berlin and recorded a bunch of tracks accompanied only by […]

Midweek Spring 2013

More press and a new trailer for GET A JOB movie

Monday, Jan, 7, 2013; 5:17 PM; – by Movies News Desk  for GET A JOB,” the award-winning motion picture comedy produced entirely in Hawaii which stars Willie K, Eric Gilliom, Augie T, and many of the island’s top entertainers and musicians, released to DVD on November 1, 2012. The Motion Picture Soundtrack by the […]

“Get A Job” movie goes global

by Jacek Adamski for   HONOLULU (Dec. 3, 2012) – The award winning comedy “Get A Job” with the giant soundtrack was filmed entirely in Hawai’i. Every state across the country wants film production for their localities because of the economic impact. Hawai’i offers some tax incentives just like many other state do. It […]

Uncle Willie K’s Blues on the Blue BBQ

MauiTribe and Mulligans on the Blue are proud to bring the FIRST ANNUAL UNCLE WILLIE K’S BLUES ON THE BLUE BBQ An afternoon and evening of Blues, Blues and more Blues!!! Uncle Willie has put together an amazing show and will feature Legendary performers Elvin Bishop, Angela Strehli and Mick Fleetwood. Opening Blues acts include: […]

Willie K’s pursuit of opera entertains and inspires

BY STEVEN MARK / original article at the Star Advertiser. The remarkable musical career of Willie Kahaiali’i — known as Willie K — spans a range so broad it seems to reach from the deepest bass to the sweetest soprano. From traditional and contemporary Hawaiian to blues and rock, he’s done it all and done […]

Blues Planet: Sounds at the Hawaii International Film Festival

Kalama Brothers

Hapa-haole siblings from California dig into their Hawaiian roots with ‘Keau’ By Jon Woodhouse for Maui News In the liner notes of their new CD, “Keau,” the Kalama Brothers explain the inspiration behind their exceptional recording project. ” ‘Keau’ is the result of two hapa-haole brothers from Southern California, trying to find out who we […]

Wailuku First Friday was a rock’n!

Published July 23, 2012 from Wailuku First Friday Link to article Willie K did his range of bests, including a song he sang for the Dalai Lama. He shared stories of his life and travels and we got to hear about the kind and generous side of a superstar. Did you know that Willie K […]

Kalama Brothers Honor Father

Your browser does not support the audio element. “I am the son/Of a righteous man/He was so proud/Of this land.” With that simple statement the Kalama Brothers — real-life brothers Ryan and Kai Kalama — introduce themselves and their music. The duo’s music is acoustic rock rather than contemporary Hawaiian, but the Hawaiian subject matter […]

Review of Warehouse Blues

From the Honolulu Pulse – January 20, 2012 REVIEW BY JOHN BERGER / Full Article Willie K can play or sing almost anything an American audience might ask for. On this album he and some friends play the blues. Some of the 17 original compositions are mainstream blues, others are closer to rock or […]

Willie K Signature Ukuleles

The BIG NEWS in the Willie K Ohana is the release of a Willie K Signature Ukulele! It’s made by Oscar Schmidt and will be available for uke lovers all over the world! Below is the press release from Oscar Schmidt. Congratulations Willie K! *** Oscar Schmidt is proud to release the OUWK100K, Willie K’s […]

Old Friends w/ Willie K

From > Old Friends Nov. 09 2011 Willie K by Chris Fleck At a recent performance on Maui, a fan told musician Willie K (pictured at left with daughter Antoinette) that what impresses him so much is that he is constantly reinventing himself, a comment that Willie K couldn’t have agreed with more. “You […]

Willie K Takes Talent To Film

FROM THE HONOLULU STAR ADVERTISER If you want to call Willie K a reluctant actor, it would probably be all right with him. Even with roles in two recent local feature films – “Get A Job” and “You May Not Kiss the Bride” – he doesn’t view acting as having much of a place in […]