Maui On My Mind presents a vibrant array of new compositions for the island of Maui and its people by Grammy® Award Winner and Multiple Na- Ho-ku- Hanohano Award Winner Jeff Peterson.
Jeff draws on his roots from traditional slack key guitar then reaches far beyond to reveal the Maui of yesterday and today. From the Paniolo town of Makawao to the depths of the Pu’u Kukui rainforest in the West Maui Mountains, Maui is revealed in these solo instrumental guitar pieces. New arrangements of classic songs include Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” and Glen Miller’s “In The Mood.” Seventeen songs highlight Jeff’s signature sound that combines innovative technique with traditional Hawaiian style and has allowed him to emerge as a leader among a new generation of slack key guitarists.
Haleakala- is the fourth collaboration between kiho`alu (slack key) guitarist and GRAMMY® winner Jeff Peterson and internationally famous shakuhachi Grand Master Riley Lee. Like their best selling CD, Maui Morning, the Valley Isle of Maui inspired this recording. The shakuhachi (bamboo flute) is ideally suited to Hawaiian music, with its ability to play the soft melodies and rich harmonies, and the slides, bends, and other ornaments, with an expressive quality rivaled only by the human voice. Featuring refreshing interpretations of many of the most celebrated songs from Hawai`i, Haleakala-also includes four original pieces inspired by the beauty and majesty of the Haleakala- Mountain and the Haleakala- Crater. Haleakala-'s soothing nahenahe (sweet) music calms the spirit and invigorates the soul. Learn More