Willie K has been performing for audiences since the age of 10, when he began his musical career playing with his father, Hawaiian Jazz legend Manu Kahaiali'i. Willie K is a GRAMMY Award Nominee for Best Hawaiian Music Album, and winner of several Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. A versatile singer, songwriter and producer, he toured internationally, and posesses one of the largest musical vocabularies of any recording artist in the world.
Eric Gilliom was the first person of Hawaiian ancestry to graduate from Chicago's prestigious Goodman School of Performing Arts. He is an accomplished performer with a long list of televison, film and stage credits. He comes from a talented family of performers. His sister is the well known Hawaiian singer, Amy Hanaiali'i and his late grandmother, Jennie "Napua" Woodd, choreographed and starred in over 200 Hollywood films and TV shows.
BAREFOOT NATIVES distinctive style derives from the collaborative efforts of these two multi-talented performers. Their debut album, the self-titled Barefoot Natives, won a 2007 Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Best Contemporary Hawaiian Album. Their CDs and live shows have received rave reviews. For more information on Hawaii's dynamic duo, please visit: www.barefootnatives.com