Slack key – music that comes from the heart!
& full of aloha! Produced by George Winston, this is the one that slack key enthusiasts from
the world have been waiting for! The complete classic early Tradewinds recordings made by the legendary Ray Kane
playing “old style” slack key guitar. Eighteen beautiful selections meticulously
restored & remastered. Complete
with extensive historical liner notes,
many rare photos, & comprehensive tuning guides for each song.
Ray Kane was a
traditionalist with a unique sound & a rascal spirit.
His unique sound & effusive
spirit helped spread the music
beyond the traditional circles of family & Hawai’i.
For his tireless work perpetuating & promoting slack key he
has beenawarded a National Endowment for the Arts Folk Heritage Fellowship, America’s highest honor
traditional artist, & the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts.
George Winston says it all of Kane:
“He is the living embodiment of the older traditional ways of
playing. His music has so many feelings – joy, love, aloha, good times, romance,
poignancy, nostalgia, heart,
soul, & sweetness – sometimes all in the same song”. When he plays his music his rascal spirit combines with a
tender love for the music that words can never express.
Click to view the sheet we send to record stores.