Slack key guitar icon James ‘Bla’ Pahinui dies at 76
By John Berger email@example.com
July 25, 2019
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James “Bla” Pahinui’s first love as a performer was rock ’n’ roll.
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Left-handed James “Bla” Pahinui learned to play on a guitar set up for a right-handed guitarist — “upside down and backwards” for him. Playing “upside down and backwards” meant hitting the guitar strings in reverse order when he strummed chords.