Is a Grammy nominated recording artist. A talented guitarist, composer, singer, producer, arranger, engineer, and artist, he is a multiple winner of Hawaii’s version of the Grammy Awards, the “Na Hoku Hanohano”, with 12 awards, including Albums of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary Hawaiian Albums of the Year, Instrumental Albums of the Year, Producer(s) of the Year, and Recording Engineer of the Year. He is a great exponent of Hawaiian slack-key guitar, and to date has recorded 19 albums.
Kapono’s latest release, “Slack Key Dreams of the Ponomoe”… Was nominated for the 2006 Grammy Award for Hawaiian Album of the Year, and winner of the 2006 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for Engineering, and the very special “Ki-Ho’Alu Award” (Hawaiian Slack Key Award).
Honolulu city lights coverk&K coverKapono was the younger half of the popular group, “The Beamer Brothers,” who defined the shape and direction of “Contemporary Hawaiian Music,” and to this day have one of the biggest selling records in the history of the state of Hawai’i, the classic “Honolulu City Lights.” Songs like “Mr. Sun Cho Lee”, “Sweet Okole”, “Only Good Times”, “Seabreeze”, and other works by the Beamer Brothers are forever embraced in the hearts and souls of those touched by the magic of Hawai’i.