Friday, April 25 at 8 pm at The Barns
Ticket Price:
$30 prime orchestra & balcony
$25 rear orchestra & side balcony
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival
Patrick Landeza, LT Smooth, Danny Carvalho, Paul Togioka, Stephen Inglis, and Chris Lau

Melodic island music with uncommon tunings and finger picking by Hawaii’s finest players

Tickets for this performance are sold out. If you like Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival, you should also check out John Butler Trio and Lyle Lovett & His Large Band

  • The world’s premium slack key guitar players team up for an impressive performance featuring Hawaii’s native music. In this method of playing, guitar strings are loosened or “slackened” to allow for many distinctive tunings.
  • California-based guitarist Patrick Landeza won the 2013 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for best slack key album. His spirited performances have earned the praise of many, including legend Dennis Kamakahi who called Landeza, “A true innovator of Hawaiian Music and a vocalist of pure nahenahe (sweet sounding) quality.”
  • The stage name of Leon Toomata, LT Smooth, says it all. This New Zealander’s velvety voice pairs perfectly with rapid finger picking. His second album, My Journey (2011), includes perceptive original songs along with covers like “Redemption Song” and “Amazing Grace.”
  • Championing his own original compositions and time-tested favorites, Paul Togioka is a sought-after slack key player who has won “Best Recording by a Slack Key Artist” and “Best Hawaiian Instrumental Recording” by the Hawaii Music Awards.
  • Danny Carvalho has performed on A Prairie Home Companion, was featured on The Descendants soundtrack, and released his third album, Ke Au Hou, in 2013.
  • Grammy-nominated and multi-time Hōkū award winner Stephen Inglis recently released Soul Sound Slack (2013), his first all instrumental solo slack key album.
  • Producer and bass player Chris Lau is a seven-time Grammy nominee who co-produced acclaimed album Hawaiian Slack Key Kings.