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Off Track: Talking and playing Hawaiian slack key guitar with Dennis Kamakahi

June 14, 2020

From the National Museum of American History – This article was written in 2013

For this month’s episode of the History Explorer podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with slack key guitarist Reverend Dennis Kamakahi. Before I began preparing for our interview, I had never heard of the Hawaiian musical style. This is not to say that I had never heard slack key playing before, I just didn’t realize that it was a style with a name and with deep roots in American history.

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