Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday - November 20, 2021 #2

The Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday on November 20, 2021 was broadcast live from the Old Wailuku Inn in Wailuki, Maui, and featured live performances by Maui steel guitarists Joel Katz, Ross Ka‘a‘a, and Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz. Also appearing via video was Ka‘iwa Ho, steel guitar student of Ross Ka‘a‘a. Maui celebrity Kathy Collins and Alan Akaka were cohosts of the showcase.

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  • The showcase setup on the grounds of the Old Wailuku Inn. Photo by Scotty Wong.
  • Michiyo Amundsen, Tom Fairbanks, Kathy Collins, and David Nakamura. Photo by Scotty Wong.
  • Steel guitarist Joel Katz with Marcus Johnson and Alan Akaka. Photo by Scotty Wong.
  • The livestream control center. The sound board is at the right. Photo by Scotty Wong.
  • Showcase video engineer Scotty Wong with Kiki Hugho and Ed Kanoe. Photo by Scotty Wong.
  • The Kīkā Kila Band. From left: Verdine Kong, Geri Valdriz, Kawika Kamai, and Don Mitsuyuki. Photo by Scotty Wong.
  • Sound Engineer David Nakamura with Michiyo and Kathy. Photo by Scotty Wong.
  • Old Wailuku Inn Owner and Manager Tom Fairbanks. Photo by Alan Akaka.
  • Showcase video engineer Scotty Wong. Photo by Alan Akaka.
  • Maui steel guitarist Joel Katz. Photo by Alan Akaka.
  • Kathy Collins with Ikaika Blackburn, Ross Kaʻaʻa, and Wailau Ryder. Photo by Alan Akaka.
  • Kathy with Ikaika, Ross, and Wailau.
  • Kathy Collins with Ross Kaʻaʻa. Photo by Alan Akaka.
  • Ikaika, Ross, Wailau, and Kathy. Photo by Alan Akaka.
  • Maui steel guitarist Ross Kaʻaʻa with Ikaika Blackburn on upright bass and Wailau Ryder on baritone ʻukulele. Photo by Alan Akaka.
  • Engineers Scotty Wong (video) and David Nakamura (sound) hard at work. Photo by Alan Akaka.
  • Kathy Collins and Tom Fairbanks. Photo by Alan Akaka.
  • Don Mitsuyuki, Kawika Kamai, Geri Valdriz, and Verdine Kong. Photo by Alan Akaka.
  • The Kīkā Kila Band: Don Mitsuyuki, Kawika Kamai, Geri Valdriz, and Verdine Kong. Photo by Alan Akaka.
  • Alan Akaka with his steel guitar student Brad Tomlinson. Brad takes lessons via Skype and this was the first in-person meeting of the two. Photo by Alan Akaka.
  • Michiyo, Tom, and David. Photo by Alan Akaka.

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Photos by Scotty Wong and Alan Akaka used with permission. All photos ©2021 by HIMELE.

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