Hawaii musician James Bla Pahinui died Wednesday afternoon at the age of 76.

Pahinui died at his home in Waialua after battling cancer, his family reports.

He is known for playing slack key guitar, and started playing music at the age of ten.

"From his Dad, Bla learned about Hawaiian music, the importance of strong rhythms and an appreciation for Latin music," his website detailed.

His two well-known songs -- Moonlight Lady and Waimanalo Blues.