A collection of 12 well-known holiday songs arranged for slack key guitar and performed by Sonny Lim, James Kimo West, Randy Lorenzo, Charles Brotman, Jeff Peterson, Wailau Ryder, Ken Kaili, and Dwight Tokumoto:
“Slack Key Christmas” was produced on Hawaii Island in the town of Waimea, the heart of Paniolo country where the slack key style, or ki ho’alu, originated. As you drive through Waimea in the winter, the roads are intermittently lined with red poinsettias and green pine trees. The chilly winter air of this high ranch land elevation gives Paniolo country a special holiday feel during the Christmas season.
Four of the eight solo artists on this CD also performed on Hawaii’s first GRAMMY award wining CD, “Slack Key Guitar Volume 2″ (Palm Records): Sonny Lim, Jeff Peterson, Randy Lorenzo and Charles Michael Brotman.
“Phenomenal and absolutely amazing. A magical and completely unique collection of Christmas music that sounds as if you are hearing it for the very first time.”- Joel Berliner, Guest Travel Writer – Washington Times
Produced by Charles Michael Brotman at Lava Tracks Recording Studio.
Companion Holiday CD: Kohala Christmas