Ken Emerson & Jim 'Kimo' West
Presented By The Santa Barbara Acoustic Music Association

Ken Emerson & Jim Kimo West

All Ages
The Santa Barbara Acoustic Music Association is proud to present these 'Slackers in Paradise!'

DOORS: 6:30 PM // SHOW: 7:30 PM // ALL AGES

This is a seated show with dinner tables in our stage room. To make a reservation, please by tickets online or call our box office at (805)-962-7776.


These two masters of Hawaiian slack key and steel guitar conjures a treasure trove of island music from Hawaiian folk to ragtime, blues, Hawaiian jazz and even polka! Slack key master, producer and composer, Jim Kimo West is well known as long-time guitarist for the world's foremost musical satirist, Weird Al Yankovic, who makes an accordion cameo on the Slack Key Polka . Legendary slack and steel guitarist Ken Emerson has a rich musical heritage, having performed and recorded with many iconic Hawaiian artists including Gabby Pahinui, Moe Keale and Auntie Alice Namakuela as well as with blues and rock artists Taj Mahal, Charlie Musselwhite,Todd Rundgren, Graham Nash, Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzman of the Grateful Dead and Donald Fagan. He received two Grammys - one for Fagens Morph The Cat and one for the first-ever Hawaiian category award, Slack Key Guitar, Vol.2 . Besides a number of new original pieces this recording includes some vintage Hawaiian jazz such as Hapa Haole Hula Girl , as well as the Fats Waller classic Lulu's Back In Town and even a Rolling Stones cover of Ruby Tuesday played on two slack key guitars.

Venue Information:
1221 State St
Ste 205
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101