A collection of recordings captured between 2004 and '10, this release contains a who's who of top shelf artists, including Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, Eddie Vedder, Jackson Browne and Ben Harper. Though the music ranges from pop reggae to country-folk, all of it is breezy, mellow and acoustic in a distinctively Hawaiian manner. Plus, it serves a good cause: The festival helps raise money for the venerable Kokua Hawaii Foundation.
Reverend Gary Davis (April 30, 1896 – May 5, 1972) was an American blues and gospel singer and guitarist, who was also proficient on the banjo and harmonica. His finger-picking guitar style influenced many other artists and his students in New York included Stefan Grossman, David Bromberg, Dave Van Ronk. He has influenced Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead and Jackson Browne,