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Hawaiian-Style Musician Bill Keale


Bill Keale was born on Oahu and comes from a family of musicians. Bill talks about watching his mother sing and play the ukelele with emotion and feeling; his Uncle Moe Keale and cousin Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole also had their impact on him. In the ‘90’s Bill moved to Bend where he was voted most popular singer three years running. Listen to his gentle, passionate voice and guitar and hear his story of making a place in music.

First Broadcast: 2005
Producer: KC Cowan

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Original Broadcast: January 27, 2005