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New Album released: Slackin’ On Dylan

BUY IT HERE: http://www.digstation.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?albumID=ALB000055629 PRESS: http://www.staradvertiser.com/columnists/islandmele/20100910_Slack-key_take_on_Dylan_proves_rewarding_experience.html Kī hōʻ alu (slack key) is one of the great guitar traditions of modern Hawaiian culture and the world.. Noted for nahenahe (relaxing) fingerstyle playing and numerous alternate tunings, its origins start with the the vaqueros (Mexican cowboys) who introduced guitars to the Hawaiian people in the late 19th century. Although the technique of playing, along with the intricacy of harmony and the incorporation of traditional Hawaiian melodies into instrumental arrangements has been a hallmark of Kī Hōʻaluʻs evolution. Traditionally, slack key has been a dancing partner to the stories that

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Cindy Combs & Stephen Inglis – N. California Concerts & Workshops

‘Slack Key Lady’ Cindy Combs  and Slack Key innovator Stephen Inglis  bring their savory Slack Key flavors fresh from the fair Hawaiian islands. Combs and Inglis will present two Northern California concerts. They will play seperately as well as together and bring some classic Hawaiian tunes as well as other genres for an evening of exciting as well as nahenahe (soft & sweet) music. Guitarists are invited to expand their musical horizons with two in depth workshops WORKSHOP     Tuesday 8/10  6:30 PM   Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center St. Santa Cruz CA  95060 831.420.6177                     $40 / person CONCERT        Wed   8/11 7:30 PM  Don Quixotes International Music Hall 6275 Highway 9 Felton CA  95018 831.603.2294        www.donquixotesmusic.info $12 adv 

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Slackinʻ on Dylan

Kī hōʻ alu (slack key) is one of the great guitar traditions of modern Hawaiian culture and the world..  Noted for nahenahe (relaxing) fingerstyle playing and numerous alternate tunings, its origins start with the the vaqueros (Mexican cowboys) who introduced guitars to the Hawaiian people in the late 19th century.  Although the technique of playing, along with the intricacy of harmony and the incorporation of traditional Hawaiian melodies into instrumental arrangements has been a hallmark of Kī Hōʻaluʻs evolution. Traditionally, slack key has been a dancing partner to the stories that give a voice to the songs.  From the ancient tales of their ancestors to the changing and turbulent times of the 20th century and beyond, those stories have reflected the spirit, dignity, and humor of 

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