Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Open Stage Showcase - September 24, 2022

The Livestream Open Stage Showcase on September 24, 2022, featured two hours of prerecorded performances submitted by steel guitarists from Hawai‘i, California, and several foreign countries including Japan and Spain.

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  • Showcase host Alan Akaka.
  • Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi and New Trade Winds from Tokyo Japan. From left: Kenji Kusano, Lion, Hidezo Ito, and Hideki Saito.
  • Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi.
  • Masami ''Matt'' Kobayashi from Tokyo, Japan.
  • Fernando Perez from Zaragoza, Spain.
  • Fernando Perez.
  • Chuck Moore from Puna, Hawai'i.
  • Noriko Tomita from Tokyo, Japan.
  • Justin Firmeza from Fremont, California, and Ethan Goore from Kohala, Hawai'i.
  • Lion Ladies Steel Guitar Ensemble from Tokyo, Japan. From left: Sakae Machida, Akiko Watanabe, Kiyoshi ʻʻLionʻʻ Kobayashi, Yoko Tanaka, and Masako Wakamatsu.
  • Sakae Machida, Akiko Watanabe, and Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi.
  • Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi, Yoko Tanaka, and Masako Wakamatsu.
  • Hideki Hattori from Tokyo, Japan.
  • Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi.
  • Chuck Moore.
  • Ted Meister from Petaluma, California.
  • Al Nip from Lahaina, Maui, with Greg Sardinha and Alan Akaka at the 2022 HSGA Festival.
  • Mālie Lyman from Papakōlea, Hawaiʻi.
  • Nubuo Numata from Tokyo, Japan, with Kiyoshi ʻʻLionʻʻ Kobayashi.
  • Nubuo Numata and Kiyoshi ʻʻLionʻʻ Kobayashi.
  • Vickie Van Fechtmann from Puna, Hawaiʻi.
  • Kay Das from Irvine, California.
  • Kiyoshi ʻʻLionʻʻ Kobayashi and New Trade Winds.
  • Sakae Machida from Tokyo, Japan.
  • Noriko Tomita.
  • Yukio Kubo from Tokyo, Japan.
  • Yukio Kubo.
  • Haruko Ozeki and Masahiko Ibamoto from Tokyo, Japan.
  • Joey Misailidis from Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, with Alan Akaka, sister Tai Misailidis, and Kaipo Asing.

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