After baking a pineapple upside down cake on Monday, we have decided it is the perfect breakfast---fruit, sweet pastry and dairy product (whipped cream)! Or as DH says, we have to eat it up before it goes bad. Soooo, sitting on the lanai eating cake, we saw whales quite a ways out but in much closer, we saw dolphins. So many of them and some were actually jumping out of the water.
The highlight of the trip so far has been the Slack Key Guitar Show we saw last night. Even though the doors weren't supposed to open until 6:45 pm, they opened at 6:30 pm.
Then the magic began: First on the stage were George Kahumoku, Jr. and Joel Katz on steel guitar. Their music together was beautiful and exactly how you feel on Maui.
Next up were Jeff Peterson and Nathan Aweau on bass guitar and as wonderful as George and Joel were, Jeff and Nathan brought entertaining to a whole new height. Listening to their cds, you cannot even imagine the way they utilize the whole guitar. How very lucky we were to see these two perform together. They have a new CD out that is available in Japan only at this time and had only 10 copies at the show. The title is MAMO and as soon as it is released in the US, I will get it. Nathan had just flown back from Washington, DC where he had performed at an inaugural ball.
After a short intermission, the entire stage was filled with musicians--George, Joe, Nathan, Jeff, Garrett Probst and Sterling Seaton jamming together. How did we get so lucky?? Just watching all the talent on the stage was enough to give you goosebumps.
This night has definiately been the best of our trip here so far and I can't imagine anything else topping it but then again, we are on Maui and the joy and magic of this island is amazing.
If you have the opportunity,don't miss the Slack Key Guitar Show, I know it will be wonderful but I don't think you would be able to match the night there we just had. Mary