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Uke Crazy!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2009

Uke Crazy!

Oh, yah – it’s UKE time!!!  My friend and producer, Pete Dawson talked me into playing the ukulele live right after the Seabright release, and it’s been a big hit ever since.  For years now, I’ve drug that thing everywhere, from Hawaii to Sri Lanka, D.C. to Decatur, and broken it 3 times!  My amazing endorsement comes from a long time friend; Michael Upton at Kala Ukes shown here by his sweet ride…

He hooked me up with 2 beautiful new ukes to replace the old, glued one, and I am feelin’ the aloha!

I got to tour the offices a bit and take some pictures.  Here’s a few rare ones in production and a shipment getting ready…

Also, just witnessed maybe the first-ever BASS ukuleles.  The strings are rubber.  It is acoustic/electric, plugs in and sounds like an awesome bass guitar!!!  Crazy!

All in all, a huge thanks to Michael and Kala for such great instruments and generous support of my music.  They are great people.  When I met Mike he was making these in his bedroom, and now it’s an international, mega business…with the same heart and soul.  Rock on, bro!!!!

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