“I am a Mana’o Radio DJ because I feel that it is important to keep the music of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar (Kika Kila) alive through the airwaves.”
Geri Valdriz is a lap steel guitarist living in Waiehu, Maui. He is a student of steel guitar master Jerry Byrd. His passion is Kika Kila, the Hawaiian style of playing the steel guitar. He is the steel guitarist for the Kika Kila Band, Maui Jam and Ola Hou. Geri plays at steel guitar concerts and festivals across the Hawaiian Islands, on the U.S. Continent, and Japan, and he is also a studio recording artist. Geri is a collector of fine vintage lap steel guitars. He is also the curator of several Exhibits highlighting the history of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar.
Mana‘o DJ Since 2019