Maui Steel Guitar Festival

Friday Open Stage

Friday Open stage performances featured steel guitarists and steel guitar bands from Illinois, Colorado, Japan, and New Zealand.

  • Ron Carter from New Zealand on the steel guitar with Jack Aldrich and Dave''DK''' Kolars. Photo by Jenny Greene, Ka'anapali Beach Hotel.
  • Photo by Jenny Greene, Ka'anapali Beach Hotel.
  • Ron Carter with Jack Aldrich and Dave ''DK'' Kolars. Photo by Julie Hendriks.
  • Ron Carter from New Zealand. Photo by Julie Hendriks.
  • Ron Carter with Jack Aldrich and Dave ''DK'' Kolars. Photo by Ron Carter.
  • Ron Carter from New Zealand. Photo by Ron Carter.
  • Na Kanaka from Yokohama, Japan. From left: Kuniharu Yamamoto (pedal steel), Kohei Makino (guitar), Hideaki Takahashi('ukulele), and Masahiro Abe (bass). Photo by Jenny Greene, Ka'anapali Beach Hotel.
  • Na Kanaka. Photo by Jenny Greene, Ka'anapali Beach Hotel.
  • Na Kanaka. Photo by Julie Hendriks.
  • Na Kanaka from Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Lion Kobayashi's Hawaiian Steel Guitar band prepares to take the stage. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Kiyoshi ''Lion''Kobayashi's Hawaiian Steel Guitar band. Photo by Julie Hendriks.
  • Lion Kobayashi's Hawaiian Steel Guitar band. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Lion Kobayashi's Hawaiian Steel Guitar band. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Lion Kobayashi's Hawaiian Steel Guitar band. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Jim McKay from New Zealand with Jack Aldrich and Dave ''DK'' Kolars. Photo by Julie Hendriks.
  • Jim McKay from New Zealand. Photo by Ron Carter.
  • Jim McKay with Jack Aldrich and Dave ''DK'' Kolars. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Dave ''DK'' Kolars with a hollow body acoustic steel he made himself, with Jack Aldrich and Patti Maxine. Photo by Julie Hendriks.
  • Dave Kolars from Dekalb, Illinois. Accompanying Dave are Jack Aldrich and Patti Maxine. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Dave ''DK'' Kolars with Jack Aldrich and Patti Maxine. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Next Gen steel guitarist Alexis Tolentino with dad Ron Tolentino in the back playing bass. Photo by Ron Carter.
  • Chuck Hughes from Denver, Colorado. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Chuck Hughes showing his bar technique. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Chuck Hughes from Denver, Colorado. Chuck specializes in the old-time sounds like Sol Ho'opii's playing. Photo by Ron Carter.
  • Shinichi and Kumiko Kakiuchi from Fujimino City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, with Jack Aldrich and Dave ''DK'' Kolars. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Shinichi and Kumiko Kakiuchi with Jack Aldrich and Dave Kolars. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Lohi Lohi from Yokohama, Japan, From left: Yoshiyuki Endo (steel Guitar), Kohei Makino (guitar), Hideki Takahashi ('ukulele), and Masahiro Abe (bass). Photo by Addison Ching.

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Photography by Julie Hendriks, Ron Carter, Jenny Greene/Ka'anapali Beach Hotel and Addison Ching. ©2015 by the respective photographers. All photos ©2015 by HIMELE.

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