From Tony Fourcroy

Save the date! The 2019 HSGA Mainland Festival is scheduled for September 19-21 at the Hilton Hotel in Fort Collins, Colorado. Our guest artist this year will be John Ely who is a master steel player, incredible teacher and editor of our quarterly newsletter. We’ll have more details about John in the next issue.

Room reservations at the Hilton can be made on line at, or you can call the Hilton directly at (970) 482-2626 and request the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association room block to get our special rate—our group code is ‘AHG’. Festival registration can also be done through BrownPaperTickets (

Spread the word and tell all of your friends. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in September!

In this issue:

| Coco Wire – News and Member Gossip  | “Fort Collins 2019 Alert” from Tony Fourcroy  |
| “First Time at Fort Collins” by Shinichi Kakiuchi  | Weekly Steel Guitar Hotspots in the Islands  |
| “Lahaina Luna” – Steel Arr. by Troy Brenningmeyer  | “Remembering Herb Remington” – by John Ely  |
| Hawaiian Steel Guitar Events Calendar | Member Donation Acknowledgements |
| Treasurer’s Report from Tony Fourcroy | “Alvino Rey Skit at Fort Collins” by F. Della-Penna |
| Closing Notes – Cyril Pahinui  | HSGA New Member Listing |

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