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Live from LaVal's #15Live from LaVal's program from June 6, 1993 hosted by Earl Oliver and featuring Don Burnham with Bing Nathan and Kevin Wimmer, and Patrick Landeza.
About Don Burnham: As Western music grows into the 21st Century, its artists face the task of honoring and upholding tradition, while at the same time nurturing innovation. California is home to the remarkable Western Swing band LOST WEEKEND, which has shouldered the tradition of real Western Swing since 1984, and proved itself to be one of contemporary Western music's most enduring and creative bands. With an all star cast of musicians and singers, and led by guitarist & vocalist Don Burnham, LOST WEEKEND is hard on the heels of the debut of the band's new CD, Harbor Lights and Cowboy Blues, on Redoubtable Records. The new album features fifteen Western Swing classics - staples and favorites in the band's repertoire for nearly two decades. The tracks show off the masterful twin fiddling, twin guitars, horns, arrangements, vocals, and harmony singing for which LOST WEEKEND is known. The band's classic Western music has made it a favorite at traditional Western events: trail rides, ranch dances, rodeos, mounted patrol gatherings, and hayrides. In addition, the band's wide appeal has propelled LOST WEEKEND as a headliner at the West's major music and dance festivals, including the Strawberry Music Festival, the San Francisco Jazz Festival, the California Cowboy Gathering, San Francisco New Year's Eve, CountryFests at Shoreline Amphitheater, San Francisco's Black and White Ball, and many others.
Find Don these days at http://www.donburnham.com and at http://www.lostweekend.ws
Hawaiian musician, songwriter, producer and educator Patrick Kahakauwila Kamaholelani Landeza is considered to be a leading performer of Hawaiian slack key guitar, or ki ho'alu, one of the world's great acoustic guitar traditions. In a career that includes having his original composition featured on a Miss Universe Pageant television special, becoming the first slack key artist to perform the national anthem at a Major League Baseball game, opening for legendary Hawaiian musicians Israel "Bruddah Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole, Keali'i Reichel and HAPA, and cutting two albums, it's no wonder that Jim Harrington of the Oakland Tribune noted that "Patrick Landeza's mastery of Hawaiian slack key guitar" keeps him in heavy demand. Noted pianist and ki ho'alu player George Winston, who has recorded and played with some of the greatest slack key musicians, says "Patrick Landeza is one of the best and most dedicated of the new generation of slack key players." In 1995, 1996, and 2003, Patrick was the only mainland performer to be invited to the annual Bank of Hawai'i Ki ho'alu Festival, considered the "grand-daddy" of all slack key events. "Playing the slack key fest was a dream come true for me," said Patrick
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