April 28, 2011
Writing in his instruction manual “How to Play the Hawaiian Steel Guitar,” legendary Hawaiian musician Henry Kaleialoha Allen notes, “The future of the Hawaiian steel guitar in the land of its birth is looking brighter today. With the help of steel guitar festivals and concerts throughout the islands, interest in the instrument has begun to grow, and young entertainers are increasingly using the Hawaiian steel guitar in their recordings and concerts.”
Armed with the vision of helping preserve and perpetuate the mesmerizing sound of the steel guitar in island music, he will present the third annual Henry Kaleialoha Allen Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, Friday through Sunday.
Contributed by The Maui News and Jon Woodhouse