Sonny Lim - Big Island Slack Key & Steel Guitars

Sonny Lim - Big Island Slack Key & Steel Guitars

Peter deAquino, Sterling Seaton, Wainani Kealoha

Wed, February 22, 2017

Doors: 6:45 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 9:30 pm)

Napili Kai Beach Resort Aloha Pavilion

Lahaina, HI

$37.99 - $95.00

Sonny Lim
Sonny Lim
Slack Key Guitarist, Lap Steel Guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, producer, Sonny 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 Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau for whom he played lap steel guitar beginning at age 15. In recent years, Sonny's solo instrumental album, Slack Key Guitar: The Artistry of Sonny Lim, was a Grammy nominee for Best Hawaiian Music.
A member of Hawaii's musical Lim Family, Sonny was born and raised in the heart of paniolo (cowboy) country on the Big Island of Hawaii. His father worked at Parker Ranch, and Sonny went on to work there too.

Sonny was originally inspired to play Slack Key by the legendary Gabby Pahinui whom he saw performing at a local lu'au and as a result, Sonny began studying the guitar. At age 12 his Uncle Fred Punahoa, also teacher to the legendary Ledward Kaapana, noticed Sonny, and spent several weeks living with the Lim family, instructing him.

Sonny's professional career began as steel guitarist for the famous Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau of which the famous Iz was a leading member.
Sonny has since become a respected solo artist, a group member with the Lim Family, Amy Hanai’ali’i, as well as a sought after studio musician.

Sonny is a multiple Hoku Award winner and performs regularly with his family in Hawaii and Japan. He performed on several Grammy Award winning Hawaiian CDs including Slack Key Guitar Vol. 2 (Palm Records) and Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Vol 2 (DHC). A skilled guitarist and composer, he is fluent in multiple slack key guitar tunings, standard tuning, and also lap steel guitar.
Sonny performs regularly at George Kahumoku’s Slack Key Show and teaches steel and guitar at Keoki Kahumoku’s Hawaiian Music & Lifestyle Workshop in Pahala on the Big Island.
Peter deAquino
Peter deAquino
Peter was born and raised on the island of Maui. He began playing ukulele at the age of 6. Later he studied ukulele with Keoki Kahumoku and Herb Ohta Jr. Other important influences include all the masters of Hawaiian Slack Key guitar with whom he has played regularly for the last 8 years, including Ledward Kaapana and others, also Bradda IZ & Bob Marley. Peter now plays professionally around Maui both solo and in groups: Dukes-Kaanapali (Three Pounds of Poi), Kimo's-Lahaina (deAquino Braddaz), The Hula Grill (leading the band TBA), and the Hard Rock Café (Sounds of Addiction). Peter is featured on all four of the Slack Key Show’s Grammy winning compilation CDs: Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol.1, Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol.2, and also on the Grammy nominated Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. Peter is featured in a new DVD: The Best of the Slack Key Show, Vol. 1
Sterling Seaton
Sterling Seaton
Born and raised on Maui, Sterling showed an early talent for the guitar. At Lahainluna High School, Sterling would practice in between classes and to jam with Uncle George Kahumoku (who was the ceramics teacher) at lunch time. After attending Uncle George's Annual Summer Workshop in Napili and studying with the slack key masters, Sterling took a particular interest in Slack Key C Tuning. Sterling is the Slack Key Show sound engineer as well as a performer, and also works as a light & sound technician at the Ulalena show in Lahaina. Sterling is featured on the Slack Key Show’s Grammy award winning CDs, Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol.2, and Grammy nominated Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. Sterling is featured in a new DVD: The Best of the Slack Key Show, Vol. 1.
Wainani Kealoha
Wainani Kealoha
Telling the story with graceful movement and hula hands, Wainani has loved dancing all her life.
Born in Honolulu, she relocated and danced for many years on the Big Island where she joined the hula school, Halau Na Lei O Ka Holoku, led by Kumu Hula Nani Lim Yap and Leialoha Amina.

Wainani traveled nationally and internationally with Lim’s Halau sharing hula with the world while developing her considerable talent in dance, chanting, and Hawaiian culture.

Wainani now lives on Maui and, in addition to regularly dancing for Slack Key Master, Ledward Kaapana, she has danced for many years at the Royal Lahaina Resort as a soloist and as an Oli Mea (chanter) for Maui Nei Cultural Walking Tour. She was one of the principal dancer for George Kahumoku’s Hawaiian Country Music Show in Branson, Missouri in 2012 and has now become a regular dancer at George Kahumoku Jr’s Slack Key Show.
Venue Information:
Napili Kai Beach Resort Aloha Pavilion
5900 Lower Honoapiilani Road
Lahaina, HI, 96761
http://www.napilikai.com/index.cfm