Recent news related to Kīkā Kila:
6.2.17: The Association for Recorded Sound Collections announced that Kīkā Kila is a finalist for Best Research in Recorded Popular Music in the 2017 ARSC Awards
for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research!
The organization will announce the winner this September.
4.9.17: The Organization of American Historians just announced that Kīkā Kila won the
2017 Lawrence W. Levine Award for the "Best Book in American Cultural History"!
4.5.17: In The Oxford American, Ian Port takes Kīkā Kila's claims to task by speaking with musicians such as Taj Mahal, Luther Dickinson, and more. Read what Ian and the others had to say about it here!
John Troutman is a museum curator, author, professor and musician.
He was recently appointed to the position of Curator of American Music at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.
For information on Kīkā Kila, his book on the history of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar, click here