"Bob Brozman, probably the greatest living acoustic steel guitar player, meets Ledward Kaapana, one of the greatest exponents of Hawaiian slack key, two giants of two styles doing it as no-one else can." - Folk Roots Magazine
"Ledward Kaapana - friendly, generous, self-effacing, a little kolohe (rascally) and a flat-out genius at just about any stringed instrument that can be fingered-picked." - Honolulu Advertiser
This concert dvd includes Hawaiian slack key guitar (ki ho'alu) master Ledward Kaapana performing solo on many instruments (including: 6 string, 12 string, autoharp and ukulele), Led is then joined by National Steel guitar king Bob Brozman. Together the two perform songs ranging from Hawaiian standards to slack key favorites.
Led's full-bodied fingerpicking covers the melody and rhythm while Bob's amazing slide work (he plays a National, Koa wood Weissenborn acoustic steel and ukulele), provides the textural accents and coloration his instrument has traditionally provided in Hawaiian music. This ground-breaking collaboration brings together two stellar musicians from different cultures, who share their aloha for vintage Hawaiian music and have good fun doing it.
Titles include: Kuu Ipo Onaona, LND Slack Key, Pauhana Slack Key, Koke`e, Kaula Ili, Mauna Loa Slack Key, Maui Chimes, My Yellow Ginger Lei, Lihue, Lei Nani, Ua Like, Pa`ahana/Hu`i E, Moana Chimes, Tomi Tomi, Tahiti Moi, Elili`u E and Fort Street Rag.
Running Time: 90 minutes