The world is darker today. Bob Brozman has died.
Bob was a legend here in Hawai’i. I’ve never heard of any outsider who was more respected by local musicians. We all looked up to him and were constantly floored at the sounds he could extract from a guitar or ‘ukulele. The stuff he played wasn’t supposed to be possible! But somehow he did it and he did it with heart and humor.
I met Bob during Uncle George Kahumoku’s Slack Key Guitar Workshop last year. And while I was only in his presence for a week, the things that he played, said, and taught will stick with me forever. I am grateful to have spent that time with him. Aloha e Bob.