Slack Key ʻOhana is a Kaleponi (California) based guitar duo with an ever-expanding roster of guest talent rotating in both studio and live performances. With a “Tiki” Waikīkī 1940’s vibe, they blend Hawaiian melodies with Beach Boys-style harmonies, using old school recording techniques.
The band's debut self-titled album, released in December 2021, was preceded in November by a single being released exclusively with Apple Music/iTunes, "Hanalei Moon." The album, which debuted at number two on the iTunes World Music Charts, features cover artwork painted by Tom “Thor” Thordarson, a Hawaiian artist who is known for his work with Disney. The record won Best World Music Album at the 2022 San Diego Music Awards.
May 2022 saw the release of a limited edition vinyl run of their self titled debut album containing special cuts of the songs specifically mastered for vinyl, with each disc pressed in a unique blend of red and yellow “lava.”