Thanks for Visiting My Site

May 11, 2011

Hi folks. Thanks for visiting the site. Summer is fast approaching and there’s loads of music to be made. I’ve been performing at a lot of private events recently (weddings, corporate, baby 1st birthdays, anniversaries), and it has been lots of fun! If you’re looking for a solo guitarist, duo or trio, please send an e-mail through the Contact link.

Bishop Museum Features Ki ho’alu (Slack Key Guitar) with Cyril Pahinui

October 14, 2009

Bishop Museum is pleased to announce that Ki ho’alu Master, Cyril Pahinui will be the featured instructor of an on-going class in slack key guitar. Public educational programs incorporating the expertise of one of Hawai’i’s preeminent cultural practitioners, and artists is in keeping with the Bishop Museum’s mission of sharing and preserving the cultural history of Hawai’i.
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November 20, 2008

For those unfamiliar with Hapa, here’s a great read from awhile back:

Slack Key Guitar Virtuoso

September 12, 2006

If you haven’t heard him yet, please check out Jeff Peterson, an incredible slack key guitar player in Hawaii. Jeff’s guitar facility ranges from jazz to classical, but his slack key sensibility is simply astounding. And on top of that, he’s a really nice guy. Jeff just released a new album called “The Artistry of Jeff Peterson.” Check him out at

About the Album

September 6, 2005

The main theme of this album was the contrast between New York and Hawaii. They are such starkly different places, both in terms of climate and attitude, yet they are both a part of who I am. The photo on the cover of the album is a the view from my parents’ home in Manoa, the place I grew up. I held the guitar out, capturing the reflection of the clouds in the guitar. Diamond Head is in the distance. The back cover of the album is the same guitar reflection concept, captured from my apartment window in New York City. The idea of the guitar reflection photos is that I captured all of my experiences, from Hawaii to New York in my guitar. So, hopefully my guitar tells my story, from Hawaii, to California, to New York, spanning time, seasons and experiences.

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