Ukulele, guitar and Hawaiian steel guitar.
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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
September 21 - September 23
HSGA’s 31st annual Mainland Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival with Guest of Honor Eddie Palama! The Ft. Collins Hilton is once again the venue for this not-to-be-missed celebration of Hawaiian Steel Guitar. Festival registration and hotel room info will be made available early in 2017.
A Little About Eddie Palama…
Eddie Palama was born on August 5, 1946 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Late in life, he found his first steel guitar in a public trash bin. Cleaning it off, adding strings to the steel guitar, Eddie began to teach himself. For about a year and with extensive practicing day and night, Eddie joined the Musicians Union and became a professional steel guitar player the following year.
Eddie played the steel guitar with some of Hawaii’s greatest Hawaiian music legends such as Gabby Pahinui, Ata Isaacs, Sonny Chillingworth, Genoa Keawe, Eddie Kamai, and Danny Kaleikini. Eddie also recorded for many top recording artists in Hawaii such as the Peter Moon Band, Olomana, Theresa Bright, Kehi Brown, Keith and Carmen Hargen, Sandwich Isle Band, Hawaii Loa, and Pahinui Brothers.
At times, Eddie is seen performing at The Hawaiian Village, The Halekulani Hotel and other venues in Honolulu.
Currently, Eddie is playing with a Band called the Hawaii Loa and if you ever find yourself in Hawaii, treat yourself to a performance by Eddie, live!
— Herbert Lee of Hawaii Loa