Masters of Hawaiian Music with George Kahumoku Jr, Herb Ohta Jr, and Sonny Lim
The Masters of Hawaiian Music featuring Grammy award-winning musicians returns to Chatham, New Jersey. The one-night only performance showcases Hawaii's unique acoustic guitar style, ukulele stylings, and rich storytelling that transport audiences to Hawaii's tranquil waters and mountain views. Tickets for the Saturday, February 25, 2023, 7:00 pm show at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 200 Main Street, Chatham, are $25 advance/$30 at the door and can be purchased at http://hawaii.brownpapertickets.com/ or by calling 800-838-3006. Proceeds benefit St. Paul's programs and outreach.
This show marks George Kahumoku, Jrs seventh time performing in Chatham, now a favorite stop during his national tours. The four-time Grammy-winning slack key guitarist, known as Hawaii's Renaissance Man, is a multiple Na Hoku Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, vocalist, storyteller, songwriter, author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef.
Ukulele virtuoso Herb Ohta Jr's talent, technique, and speed are unsurpassed. Son of the legendary ukulele artist Ohta-san, Herb learned his first ukulele song at age three and has won 7 N Hku Awards (including Best Ukulele in 2021) and 4 Hawaii Music Awards.
Slack Key Guitarist, Lap Steel Guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer, Sonny Lim developed his guitar & vocal styles performing with his famous Lim Family of the Big Island. He was also one of the early members of the renowned Makaha Sons of Niihau for whom he played lap steel guitar beginning at age 15. He performed on the first Grammy-winning CD in Hawaiian music and has won multiple Na Hoku Awards on his solo CDs.
Hawaiian slack key guitar, kiho'alu, is one of the world's great acoustic guitar traditions. Relatively unknown outside of Hawaii, slack key guitar is often confused with and actually pre-dates the more well-known Hawaiian lap steel that developed in the late 1880s. Slack key was developed by Hawaiian cowboys who slacked the strings of guitars brought by Mexican cowboys hired by King Kamehameha III to teach Hawaiians better ranching methods. Slack key is a finger-picked style, and the tradition continues to evolve from techniques and tunings handed down through the generations.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (View)
200 Main Street
Chatham, NJ 07928
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|
Fully handicap accessible with elevator.