Slack Key Guitar Vol. 2
Slack Key Guitar Volume 2 received a GRAMMY® Award for the inaugural Best Hawaiian Music Album category. The recording features 10 slack key artists, each with their own tuning and slack key style ranging from traditional to contemporary: Brian Kessler, Ken Emerson, Keoki Kahumoku, Randy Lorenzo, Sonny Lim, John Keawe, John Cruz, Jeff Peterson, Charlie Recaido and Charles Brotman. The GRAMMY® Award was a Producer's Award.
Ki ho`alu, or slack key, refers to the altered tuning of the acoustic guitar which create unusual harmonies unique to Hawai`i's musical heritage. The album was recorded in the heart of Paniolo country where there is a rich tradition of ki ho`alu. This is the sequel to Slack Key Guitar, a Na Hoku Hanohano Award finalist.
Produced and engineered by Charles Michael Brotman.