Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
Mikiya Matsuda

Mikiya Matsuda

Mikiya Matsuda is a San Francisco-based musician.

He plays the electric steel guitar, Dobro, standard guitar, and string bass and leads a steel guitar jazz standards trio and the swing-era Hawaiian band, The Alcatraz Islanders. He has performed with a variety of western swing, country, rockabilly, folk, and rock artists, including American Nomad, The B-Stars, Brent Malin, Dark Blue Dark Green, Don Maddox, The Heel Draggers, Kay Marie, Marti Brom, The Vivants, The West Coast Ramblers, and Will Fourt.

Mikiya graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in music and studied privately with steel guitarists John Ely and Alan Akaka.

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