October 21, 2017

1940s Oahu Tonemaster

October 16, 2017 0

Along with the huge popularity of Hawaiian music came the demand for instruction on the steel guitar. The most successful of the steel guitar schools […]

1946 Kiesel Bakelite Lap Steel

September 20, 2017 0

Lowell C. Kiesel is a steel guitarist and builder. In 1946 he founded the L.C. Kiesel Company and sold hand-wound guitar pickups and lap steel […]


September 20, 2017 0

After reading my last few articles I’m sure you’re wondering, “why do you need to understand chord structure and chord progressions in a song?” As […]

Sleep Walk or Sleepwalk?

August 29, 2017 0

A classic steel guitar tune played by many, if not all, steel guitarists is the 1959 Santo & Johnny (Farina) hit, “Sleep Walk.” The song […]


Events are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted.
Hawaii Steel Guitar Festival
November 10-12, 2017 - Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Ke Kula Mele Winter Concert
December 16, 2017 - Windward Mall, Kaneohe (tentative)
Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
Feb, 2-3, 2018 - Courtyard by Marriott at Coconut Beach, Kapa'a, Kaua'i
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Aliʻi
March 17, 2018 – Ka Makana Aliʻi Shopping Center, Kapolei (tenatative)
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
April 11-12, 2018 - Lahaina, Maui (tentative)
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
April 13-14, 2018 - Lahaina, Maui ((tentative)
Ke Kula Mele Spring Concert
June, 2018 - Windward Mall, Kaneohe (TBA)
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 9, 2018 - Windward Mall, Kaneohe (tentative)
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
July 9-14, 2018
Monday-Thursday - Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday - Festival Performances
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kahala Mall
August, 2018 (tenatative)