|Birthname||Fred Punahoa Konanui|
|born on||25 April 1919 at 21:30 (= 9:30 PM )|
|Place||Kau, Hawaii, 19n19, 155w25|
|Timezone||HST h10w30 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||05°02' 10°55 Asc. 20°08'|
American Hawaiian musician and slack key guitar player nicknamed "Uncle Fred". Only two of his recordings are known to exist but he remains one of the most influential slack key artists of all time.
His legacy as a teacher can be attested to by such prominent students as Ledward Kaapana and Sonny Lim, both now-famous slack key guitarists who credit Uncle Fred as a primary teacher and inspiration.
The only known recordings of Uncle Fred consist of two songs from the 1974 Waimea Music Festival CD, which were given generic titles on the track list but have since become known as "Mauna Loa Slack Key", and "Punahoa Special". These songs are now standards in the slack key cannon, covered by Led, Sonny Lim, Makana, Nick Borho, and many other slack key guitarists.
Fred Konanui died on 10 March 1985 at age 65.
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate ("Kapeliela Konanui", son of Punahoa Konanui and Helia Kaua).
- Traits : Body : Race (Native Hawaiian)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Slack key guitarist)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Music teacher