Monday, February 22, 2010
I bought this uke at the Windy City Uke Fest in 2008 up in Chicago. Kimo Hussey gave a seminar and played THIS uke at one of the evening events, so I knew it would do wonderful things in the right hands. Kimo told me it was a uke that I could grow into and I now have an idea of what he was talking about. Thanks, Kimo.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
The concert will be at the 2720 Club, 2720 Cherokee, in St. Louis City. The suggested entry donation is $8.00.
KDHX really deserves our support for its presentation of every type of music imaginable. The volunteer DJs program their own shows. Check them out on the net if you are not in the StL area.
I follow many, many blogs daily and find a lot that is repeated, but still enjoy everyone's opinions and efforts.
I recently sold two ukes--a Gold Tone Banjolele and a Flea--and gave away one of my first acquisitions--an Oscar Schmidt concert--to a friend who had expressed an interest in playing. She's a nun, so I am insisting on her posting Dominique on YouTube when she's ready!
You're age is showing if you remember the Singing Nun.
Anyway, having lightened the uke load I, of course, had to get some more...Our uke group leader, Karl Markl of St. Louis, MO, has been modifying the Gold Tone banjo ukes. He put steel strings on a baritone, tuned it to GCEA and added an arm rest. I like it a little better than the old GT since it sounds more like a banjo, which is the point, anyway.
The other acquisition is a concert Eleuke--unfortunately on back order, since I wanted the mahogany rather than the red or blue. I am fascinated by all of the videos and the range of effects possible from these ukes.