As I stated in the last post this is going to be a good year for the Slack Key show and already we are off to a strong start. Ledward Kaapana was our guest artist last night and the show completely sold out. There were so many people that we had to set up extra chairs in the back just accommodate everyone. There was even a line outside the venue stretching around the block the way there is every time there’s a new Star Wars film released. Out videographer Dave had to change the place he films the Slack Key Show because his camera was too far away.
As always Uncle George opened the show and showed off his new diversified repertoire of songs. I have been downloading songs for him and putting them on his new iPad, so it is much easier for him to carry a more music around with him. He played songs he knew but had not performed recently, like Kui Lee’s “Ain’t No Big Thing” and “Anapau” by David Kamana. Here is a sample of George playing.
Then George called up the Grandmaster of Slack Key Guitar, Ledward Kaapana. His performance was excellent, as always, which is why he draws such a big crowd everywhere he goes. Here is a sample of Led on our YouTube channel.
After intermission Da Ukulele Boys did our popular weekly Free CD Drawing, performed some contemporary songs,(see a sample here), then invited George and Led back for the grand finale. The crowd gave them a rousing standing ovation and CD sales were brisk. What a great show!