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A large part of my musical mission has been to share the untold stories of Hawaiian Music History, and to perpetuate the fragile cultural art form of The Hawaiian Steel Guitar through performance, education, recordings and construction of lap steels.
As a gift to you please accept my Hawaiian Steel Guitar album from 2003 "Evening In The Islands", an all acoustic string band album paying tribute to the Hawaiian Music pioneers. Performed on a 1928 National Resophonic Tricone squareneck steel guitar, this album also features legendary Hawaiian `ukulele jazz musician Bill Tapia on the track "Mood Indigo". Enjoy!
The Essential Resophonics, Evening In The Islands, Vol. 1
"Giles' steel guitar is the lead instrument and the sweetest of the sweet. The Resophonics are indeed essential listening for anyone who enjoys nahenahe Hawaiian music sweetened with an occasional dash of jazz."
John Berger, Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
"Buck Giles is on to something, transporting the listener to pre-World War II, pre-statehood, simpler times in Hawai'i...the disc plays like a time capsule discovery, with almost mythic implications of a lost generation of sound. As such, it's a wonderful mood-evoking discovery.
Wayne Harada, Honolulu Advertiser.