Bobby Moderow Jr.
Slack-Key guitar, 12 string guitar and vocals.
Experience - Student of Raymond Kane, legendary Slack Key Master, from 1987. Completed the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Apprenticeship Program with Raymond Kane in 1990. Performed at Roy's Restaurant in Hawaii Kai for 12 and half years. Conceptualized the band "Maunalua" in 1993. Teaching Slack-Key guitar since 1991. Working with Martin Guitar Company in the development of a Slack-Key guitar program. Recording 3 albums with the Na Hoku Hanohano award winning band "Maunalua" over the course of 8 years. Recording on "Slack-Key Kings", and "Slack-Key Kings Vol. 2" albums, both nominated for Grammys in 2008 and 2009 respectfully. Guest artist on various albums by local artists through the years. Performing at Slack-Key Festivals locally as well as in the continental United States since 1996.
Musical Inspirations - Raymond Kane, Ledward Ka'apana, Peter Moon, Hui 'Ohana, Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau, Kahauanu Lake Trio, Brothers Cazimero, and many others who have contributed so much to Hawai'i 's music legacy.
Favorite pastimes - Hanging out with my 'ohana! Working on my Truck. Gotta burn rubba sumtimes! Playing guitar on a beautiful day. Taking a bike ride along the shore.