"Exhaustively researched and elegantly written,...
Kīkā Kila is a tour de force"
--Amy Kuʻuleialoha Stillman
"Kīkā Kila is a magisterial work"
"This is one of the most surprising and challenging cultural histories I’ve lately seen"
"That Guy Broke the Code!"
Superbly written, beautifully illustrated and packed with anecdotes . . . this remarkable book is a gem and should find a readership far beyond guitar obsessives.--The Blues Magazine
If you've ever felt the lure of slide guitar, Kika Kila is a fantastic book that offers new listening material, colorful stories, and vibrant history, and exposes you to great guitarists who made history.--Acoustic Guitar
A "landmark contribution..." An "illuminating and insightful" book that "challenge[s] much of the received wisdom on American music history." --The Journal of Social History
“Kīkā Kila presents a stunning example of the nation’s cultural mélange.” Oxford American
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