Open Stage Performances
Open stage performances featured amateur and semi-professional steel guitarists and steel guitar groups in 30-minute performances.
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- Troy Keoho with Na Leo Nahenahe O Kona - Kaleo Perry on ʻukulele, and John Mac Kalauli on bass with guest steel guitarist Mālie Lyman.
- Troy Keoho.
- Kaleo Perry.
- John Mac Kalauli.
- Mālie Lyman.
- Eric Keawe recording the performance.
- John Mac Kalauli, Mālie Lyman, Troy Keoho, and Kaleo Perry.
- Larry Holu was the Open Stage emcee.
- Steel guitarist Daniel Toft playing a Rickenbacker console.
- Steel guitarist Vickie Van Fechtmann.
- Steel guitarist Lauie Kali.
- Steel guitarist Shinichi Kakiuchi with Bobby Ingano, Kumiko Kakiuchi, and Nate Goore.
- Shinichi and Kumiko Kakiuchi fromFujimino City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
- Kumiko Kakiuchi.
- Festival guest, luthier, and photographer Chris Stewart.
- Laruie Kali with her unique 22-string Tronad steel guitar from India that sounds like a sitar.
- Ke Kula Mele makua Larry and Shirley Holu with Tai Misailidis, Joey Misailidis, and Kumu Alan Akaka.
- Larry Holu.
- Shirley Holu.
- NextGen Tai Misailidis on her new NS Design electric bass. Tai also plays the steel guitar.
- NextGen Steel guitarist Joey Misailidis doubles up on the ʻukulele.
- Kumu Alan Akaka.
- Larry Holu playing his new Clinesmith 8-string frypan.
- Video performance being recorded by Young Choi, Joeyʻs grandfather.
- Chris Stewart shooting the performance.
- The ho'olaule'a sound tech.
- NextGen Tai Misailidis.
- NextGen steel guitarist Mālie Lyman providing ʻukulele backup.
- NextGen steel guitarist Ethan Goore.
- NextGen steel guitarist Joey Misailidis also providing ʻukulele backup.
- Kumu Alan Akaka.
- NextGen steel guitarist Pono Fernandez.
- NextGen steel guitarist Tai Misailidis.
- NextGen steel guitarist Joey Misailidis also plays the bass.
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