Paul Togioka started playing music professionally on the Bluegrass Banjo and later crossed over to the Slack Key Guitar.
Beginning in 1996, Paul has been a regular on the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival Tour and also received the Hawaii Music Awards Best Recording by a Slack Key Artist for his CD titled “Ohana ‘O Kauai Slack Key Instrumentals”.
In 1998, Paul and Buddy Panoke received Best Hawaiian Instrumental Recording for their CD titled “Ohana ‘O Kauai Instrumentals from the Garden Isle”.
Since 2004, Paul has released three solo CD’s titled “Ki’Ho Alu Inn”, “Here, There & Everywhere” and the 2014 NA HOKU HANOHANO nominated “Aikane Kuikawa” produced by Milton and Chris Lau of Ka Hoku Productions and Rhythm & Roots Records.
Paul is also a featured artist on the two time GRAMMY Nominated and NA HOKU HANOHANO AWARD winning CD’s “Hawaiian Slack Key Kings”.
Here is what the industry is saying about Ki’Ho Alu Inn…
“Add Togioka to the elite circle of Island masters of kiho’alu with the likes of Gabby Pahinui, Keola Beamer, John Keawe, Ozzie Kotani, Ledward Kaapana, Cyril Pahinui, Keoki Kahumoku, Daniel Ho and Owana Salazar.”
- Wayne Harada, Honolulu Advertiser
“Paul Togioka’s first album is a fine debut that presents him as the proprietor of a fictional establishment well-stocked with beautiful slack key instrumentals.”
- John Berger, Honolulu Star Bulletin
Paul is originally from Kekaha and now lives in Wailua Homesteads.