Slack Key Guitar: The Artistry of Sonny Lim
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Album NotesSonny Lim, a member of Hawaii’s famous musical Lim family, was born and raised in the heart of paniolo (cowboy) country on the big island of Hawai`i.
Sonny’s parents taught their children to play a variety of musical instruments. His introduction to ki ho`alu (Hawaiian slack key guitar) came in his childhood, when he was inspired by Gabby Pahinui while watching him perform at a lu`au in Kohala. Sonny’s biggest inspiration and influence came at age 12 from a well known slack key guitarist and family friend, Uncle Fred Punahoa. Punahoa took a keen interest in Sonny’s playing, and spent several weeks living with the Lim family in Kohala in order to teach him.
Sonny’s professional career started as a teenager, when he commuted to O`ahu to perform with the Makaha Sons of Ni`ihau. Over the past two decades Sonny has performed with virtually every ‘name’ musician in Hawaii.
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