Lessons With Troy - A Podcast all about Dobro (Resonator Guitar), Lap Steel, Weissenborn and More!
By Troy Brenningmeyer
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This is a podcast by Troy Brenningmeyer all about musicians and builders from all over the world who play or build Lap Style instruments such as Dobros (aka Resonator Guitars), Lap Steel guitars, Weissenborn style guitars, and more.
||Alan Akaka – Performance from 2018 Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival – Ep. #31||This is Alan Akaka’s Saturday night set at the 2018 Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival. The Backing Musicians are: Kaipo Asing – Guitar/Vocals Adam Asing – Upright Bass/Vocals The Hula Dancer is Alexis Tolentino For more information visit: http:/||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Alan Akaka – “A History of Tunings” – for Hawaiian Steel Guitar – Ep. #30||From the 2018 Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival – Saturday Morning Workshop Alan goes over A History of Tunings for the Hawaiian Steel Guitar. For more information visit: http://www.mauisteelguitarfestival.com/ http://www.KeKulaMele.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||My Maui Steel Guitar Performance – with Bobby Ingano, Greg Sardinha, and Addison Ching – Ep. #29|| I was so honored to share the stage with: Bobby Ingano also playing Steel, Greg Sardinha on Guitar, and Addison Ching on Bass at the 2018 Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel. Also, with Alexis Tolentino as guest emcee.||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Knut Hem – Norwegian based Dobro & Weissenborn Player – Ep. #28||Today’s guest is Norwegian based Dobro & Weissenborn player Knut Hem. Among lots of other things , today we talk all about his life as a musician in Norway, how he got started playing Dobro, his recent trip to Greece,||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Roland Micro Cube – Gear Review/Demo – Ep. #27||There is a NEWER Version of this amp that you can find here: http://amzn.to/2rasHMl Here is the Newer Version in Red: http://amzn.to/2s8AWgM Here is the Newer Version in White: http://amzn.to/2r5XU8p Also check out the Roland Mobile Cube: http://amzn.||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Greg Booth – Alaska based Dobro Virtuoso and YouTube Sensation – Ep. #26||Check out Greg Booth’s Dobro Playing with The Kathy Kallick Band In this Podcast, episode #26 I interview Alaska based Dobro Virtuoso Greg Booth. Greg has a multitude of amazing Dobro videos on YouTube, and was a huge inspiration to me when I was just||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Mark Prucha – Podcast #25 – Hawaiian Steel Guitar’s Next Generation – Featuring “Honolulu March”||Today’s guest is Hawaiian Steel Guitar player Mark Prucha. It’s truly astounding how much Mark has accomplished on the steel guitar in such a short amount of time. Having only played the steel guitar for just a few short years,||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Steve Tylka – Podcast #24 – His Musical Journey & Hawaiian Lap Steel’s Therapeutic Qualities||Steve Tylka - His Musical Journey & Hawaiian Lap Steel's Therapeutic Qualities||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Tim Wallis – Podcast #23 – Inventor of the “Pedal Slide”||Tim Wallis talks all about his invention the “Pedal Slide”, his custom made guitars, and his unique approach to music and inventions.||1/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Alan Akaka – Podcast #22 – Japan Tour & Hawaiian Albums to Check Out||Alan talks all about his Akaka Club Tour in Japan and various Hawaiian Albums he recommends.||1/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Phil Leadbetter – Podcast #21 – Talks About His Life In Music & His Fight With Cancer||This week I’m happy to have world class Dobro player and one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, Phil Leadbetter on the show. In addition to playing and touring with some of the best acts in Bluegrass Music,||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Aron Radford – Podcast #20 – U.K. Based Weissenborn Player||This week I’m happy to have UK based Weissenborn Instrumentalist, Aron Radford on. Aron is a passionate enthusiast of the Weissenborn and the artists that play them, and the builders that are making them. He started the site www.||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nick Fryer – Ep. #19 – Hawaiian & Lap Steel Players & Albums to Check Out||Nick Fryer - Hawaiian & Lap Steel Players & Albums to Check Out||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Alan Akaka – Ep. #18 – A6 Tuning – “Split Bar” Technique & Chords, Billy Hew Len||In this episode Alan talks all about A6 tuning on the Lap Steel, his time with the legendary Billy Hew Len, and "Split-Bar" Technique & Chords.||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Alan Akaka – Ep. #17 – “Koni Au” – Hawaiian Lap Steel Techniques||In this episode Alan talks all about Hawaiian Lap Steel Technique, and the featured song is "Koni Au".||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Alan Akaka – Ep. #16 – Kaula ‘Ili (Kanaka Leo Nui) – Hawaiian Weissenborn||In this episode Alan talks all about his Waikiki Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival, the book "Kiki Kila", he plays his Weissenborn and the featured song Kaula 'Ili (Kanaka Leo Nui).||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Alan Akaka – Ep. # 15 – “WehiWehi ‘Oe” – The Tiki Terrace||In this episode Alan talks about his time in Chicago IL, The Tiki Terrace, and the featured song "WehiWehi 'Oe".||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Alan Akaka – Ep. #14 – “Lovely Hula Hands” – R. Alex Anderson||Ep. #14 - Alan Akaka - Lovely Hula Hands||6/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Alan Akaka – Ep. #13 – Lahaina Luna||Ep. #13 - Alan Akaka - Lahaina Luna||6/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Alan Akaka – Ep. #12 – I’ll Weave A Lei Of Stars For You||Ep. #12 - Alan Akaka - I'll Weave A Lei Of Stars For You||6/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Steve Toth – Ep. #11 – A History of the DOBRO||Steve Toth - His LIfe in Music & A History of the Dobro||4/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Greg Sardinha, Patti Maxine, & Bobby Ingano – Ep. #10||Maui Steel Guitar Festival Workshop - Greg Sardinha, Patti Maxine, & Bobby Ingano||4/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Alan Akaka – Ep. #9 – “Pua Hone” – written by Dennis Kamakahi||Ep. #9 - Alan Akaka - PUA HONE - written by Dennis Kamakahi||4/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Alan Akaka – Ep. #8 – Henehene Kou Aka||Alan Akaka - Henehene Kou Aka||3/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Barney Kenny – Ep. #7 – The Dustbowl Children – Weissenborn Player||U.K. Weissenborn Player Barney Kenny from the band The Dustbowl Children||3/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Alan Akaka – “When Hilo Hattie Does The Hilo Hop”||Hawaiian Steel Guitar Talk Story with Alan Akaka - featuring the song "When Hilo Hattie Does The Hilo Hop"||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Thomas Oliver – New Zealand Based Weissenborn Player – “The Moment”||Thomas Oliver - New Zealand Based Weissenborn Player/Singer Songwriter||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Alan Akaka – “Song Of The Islands”||Episode #4 - Alan Akaka - "Song Of The Islands" - Early history of the hawaiian lap steel and some key players||1/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Orville Johnson – “The Water Is Wide”||Seattle based resonator guitar (aka dobro) player Orville Johnson - The Water Is Wide - Rayco Resophonics||1/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Alan Akaka – “Makalapua” – Queen Lilioukalani||Hawaiian steel guitar talk story with Alan Akaka about Queen Lilioukalani - Malakapua for C6 Lap Steel||1/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Alan Akaka “Hawaiian Talk Story” & “Lei No Ka‘iulani”||This is my very first podcast! In this episode my guest is Alan Akaka. Internationally renowned Hawaiian Lap Steel player and teacher, and the Director of the Ke Kula Mele School of Hawaiian Music. We talk about his early days of playing Hawaiian music.||1/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Thank you Troy!
What a great interview with Mr. Akaka! So looking forward to more from my favorite dobro guru!!!