Hoaloha Westcott

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist/Singer

Aloha nō e koʻu makamaka.  Mahalo nui i ko ʻoukou kipa ʻana mai!!


June 4, 2018 "...Music excellent by local artist Hoaloha, sang in Hawaiian, some songs original.

Slack key guitar or kīkā kī hō‘alu is a uniquely Hawaiian approach to guitar playing that is unlike any other guitar style in the world. It gets its name from the way the guitar is tuned – some of the strings are loosened or slacked. It is usually characterized as having an alternating bass line while the melody is plucked on the higher pitched strings.