Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday - May 29, 2021

The Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday on May 29, 2021, featured live performances by Stevey Cheney and Alan Akaka with prerecorded performances by Ke Kula Mele NextGen steel guitarists during the live segments.

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  • Emcee Alan Akaka kicks off the livestream.
  • Alan interviews featured artist Steve Cheney. Steve builds all his steel guitars including the single neck used in the program.
  • Steve Cheney.
  • Backup artists included Adam Asing on upright bass, Bobby Ingano on ʻukulele, Gary Aiko on ʻukulele, and Kaipo Asing on guitar.
  • Gary Aiko also offered some vocals.
  • Steve Cheney with Bobby Ingano and Gary Aiko.
  • Kaipo Asing sang and played backup guitar.
  • NextGen Pono Fernandez.
  • NextGen Tai Misailidis.
  • NextGen Joey Misailidis.
  • Joey and Tai singing and playing a duet together.
  • NextGen Justin Firmeza.
  • NextGen Mālie Lyman sang and played her steel.
  • NextGen Ethan Goore.
  • Featured artist Alan Akaka with Bobby Ingano, Gary Aiko, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Greg Sardinha was the bass player for Alanʻs segment.
  • Alan Akaka sang and played the steel guitar.
  • Bobby Ingano, Alan Akaka, and Gary Aiko.
  • Bobby Ingano on steel guitar.
  • Musicians for Alanʻs set included Greg Sardinha on bass, Bobby Ingano on steel guitar, Gary Aiko on ʻukulele, and Kaipo Asing on guitar.
  • Bobby and Alan teamed up on ʻʻSleepwalk.ʻʻ
  • Kaipo Asing.
  • Musician switch: Kaipo on upright bass and Greg Sardinha on guitar.
  • The musicians switched instruments for the Maui Medley.
  • Gary Aiko singing ʻʻMaui Girl,ʻʻ while Alan Akaka sang ʻʻIʻm Going to Maui Tomorrowʻʻ and Greg sang ʻʻMaui Boyʻʻ for the Maui Medley.
  • Setting up for the livestream. Photo by Scotty Wong.
  • A view of Scottyʻs livestream control screen. Photo by Scotty Wong.

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Photos from video captures of the livestream presentation unless otherwise noted. All photos ©2021 by HIMELE.

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