Hawaiian Steel Guitar Events
Aloha! - Thank you for your special interest in Hawaiian Steel Guitar Events
This web site is dedicated primarily to the promotion of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar and it's players by informing lovers of the most expressive musical instrument ever made, exactly where and when it can be enjoyed.
Many events are free, some of minimal cost. Where costs are substantial and known, they'll be highlighted in green.
Here's a fine site that is up to date on steel shows across the US and overseas - www.psga.org/pages/show.html
Hotels - Oahu
The Haleku'lani Hotel's 'House Without A Key' has been one of the premier spots to enjoy some of the best Hawaiian steel guitar at sunset with a beautiful Waikiki beach view, ever since the WWII era. 5:30-8:30pm Located on Waikiki beach at 2199 Kalia Rd. Ph. # 808-367-2343 www.halekulani.com Drinks / Dinner.
In all honesty, the only two nights I can recommend these day's are;
Friday - The Hiram Olsen Trio w/Casey Olsen
Saturday - The Hiram Olsen Trio w/Casey Olsen _____________________________________
Waikiki Beach Marriott has Alan Akaka with The Islanders, Thursdays. www.marriottwaikiki.com 6:30-9pm 2552 Kalakaua Ave. Ph. # 808-922-6611 on the 3rd. fl. pool area stage Drinks / Dinner ________
Your host - Ron Whitfield
This site is often up-dated, and all input is welcomed.
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News and Announcements
The Bobby Ingano Trio has a new facebook page to promote their activities www.facebook.com/pages/Bobby-Ingano-Trio/1655875444640256
Update on Bobby Ingano's latest release, Steel'n Love won the 2013 Hoku Award (Hawaiian Grammy) for Best Instrumental CD which he's respectfully donated to Honolulu's Shriner's Children's Hospital for their help when he was there as a child. Congrats to Bobby! _____
Pedal steeler Abe Levy fronts So. Cal's - Sunset Drifters GOOGLE for more info ___
Sad news to report: on 3/9/11 we lost the last steel playing member of the iconic Rogers family, Ronald Kanahele. Fondest Aloha to a fine and fun guy, whom we were fortunate to have had in our lives. _______
New CDs by Bobby Ingano - Steel'n Love' and Alan Akaka - Simply Steel are both now available. Each focus primarily on the sounds of the Hawaiian steel guitar and each of these fine multi-talented players did most of the instrumentation. To purchase Bobby's, contact www.steelnlove.com as it will not be sold in stores, and for Alan's, contact www.mele.com ________________________
The legendary Eddie Kamae, now 83, has launched a site dedicated to his historic band, The Son's Of Hawaii - www.sonsofhawaii.com __________________
Be sure to check out the debut CD by The De Lima Ohana, called Kupu A'e. They have a classic traditional sound that keeps them in good standing with the original composer's of the best old style Hawaiian music. Kapena De Lima is on steel, and one to watch.
Restaurants, Bars, & Clubs - Oahu
The Polynesian Cultural Center features Steve Cheney and son's Benjamin, Joseph, and Sam on steel during it's big ($$) evening show. www.polynesia.com ________________________________________________________________
Jeff Au Hoy may sit in at the Imua Lounge 815B Keeaumoku St. til 10:30pm. 808-951-6555 Drinks ____________
Other Hawaiian islands, and shows of interest elsewhere
Ed Punua plays Thursday at Waimea Brew Pub on Kauai 7-10pm w/ Uncle Ambrose Smith - ukulele, Gabby Martin - guitar, David Sproat - bass www.waimeabrewing.com ___________________________
The Old Lahaina Luau includes steel guitar in their live music presentations http://www.lahaina-family-vacation.com/old-lahaina-luau.html
The rest of the world...
The legendary steel great, Bobby Black, plays with a few bands and here is a Hawaiian troupe he is currently with http://www.kapalakiko.org/Kapalakiko/Front_Liners.html ____________
Ross Costa has gigs thruout So.Cal www.rosscosta.com __________________
Kay Das performs in the So. Cal areas, even the UK and Italy - www.facebook.com/kay.das.10 - www.kaydas.me ____________________