Episode 161″- Ethan’s Archives: Jim “Kimo” West Returns

Original Air Date – June 15, 2022

Due to popular demand, Dave and Ethan AGAIN present an interview Ethan recorded in October 2011 with Weird Al’s longtime (and now Grammy-Winning!) guitar player, Jim “Kimo” West, to promote their Albany, NY appearance on The Alpocalypse Tour!

Jim "Kimo" West

Jim “Kimo” West has been playing guitar with Weird Al since 1982. He is also regarded as one of the world’s foremost Hawaiian slack key guitarists. He is a 2021 Grammy Award winner for his album More Guitar Stories, a 2019 Grammy Award nominee for Moku Maluhia – Peaceful Island and a four-time Na Hoku Hanohano (the Hawaiian ‘Grammy’) nominee. He also wrote and performed the official Dave & Ethan’s 2000″ Weird Al Podcast theme song.