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DAMNatives & Collaborators

Bill Griffin

 

DAMNative BAND MEMBER & MASTER LUTHIER: MANDOLELE, MANDOLIN, OCTAVE-MANDO, GUITAR

Bill Griffin is widely known as a musician in both bluegrass and Hawaiian music genres. A luthier and veteran mandolinist, he is also the inventor of the ...

Stephen Inglis

 

DAMNative BAND MEMBER: Kihoalu (Slack Key Guitar) Specialist, LOWDEN GUITAR

Stephen Inglis was born and raised in Palolo, the Oahu home of Keale's Niihau family. Stephen's parents were constant fans of Uncle Moe Keale who influenced their son....

Chris Lau

 

DAMNative BAND MEMBER & AWARD-WINNING RECORDING ENGINEER: UPRIGHT BASS, GUITAR, ACCORDION

As an upright bass player, Chris provides the ground & glue of the DAMNative sound. He is a highly skilled musician as well as an award-winning recording ...

Don Kaulia

 

DAMNative BAND MEMBER: Kihoalu (Slack Key Guitar) Specialist

Don Kaulia, classmate & close friend of Keale's Cousin IZ, was raised in the rough & tumble of the Waianae Coast where Hawaiian families are strong & maintain the old ways & traditions....

Paul Cartwright

 

COLLABORATOR & GUEST ARTIST: VIOLIN, ELECTRIC-VIOLIN

Before Violinist Paul Cartwright could legally drive he was first-chair violinist with the Bakersfield Orchestra as a junior in High School. He has been a soloist for both the Los Angeles ...

Michael Witcher

 

COLLABORATOR & GUEST ARTIST: DOBRO

A much-in-demand session player in LA and Nashville, Michael has worked with such artists as Dwight Yoakam, Fernando Ortega, Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis, Tyler Hilton, Missy Raines and The New Hip, John Paul Jones ...

Jeff Dayton

 

COLLABORATOR & GUEST ARTIST: FLAT-PICK GUITAR

Jeff Dayton is one of Nashville's highly successful singer-songwriters. He has composed for George Strait & toured with Glen Campbell and Faith Hill. Jeff has influenced many island musicians through ...