Kapali Long’s Heartfelt Hawaiian Country | Acoustic Guitar Sessions

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Hawaii has a rich history full of cowboys, guitars, and stories. A history with an oversized and under-appreciated influence on American music. Indeed, long before the Gene Autry-inspired American myth of the singing cowboy riding the range with a guitar slung over his shoulder and a song at his lips swept over the mainland, natives on the Big Island of Hawaii, trained by Mexican cowboys (vaqueros), were becoming experts at roping, riding, and herding cattle, which were introduced (as a gift of six cows and one bull to King Kamehameha I from Captain James Vancouver) to the island in the 1790s.

These Hawaiian cowboys, called paniolos (derived from español), fully embraced the ranching culture, developing their own clothing and saddles, and even their own individual style of music, thinking the guitars introduced to them by the vaqueros and other travelers, and the songs

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