A Visit To Kala ‘Ukulele

For as long as I’ve been playing ‘ukulele, the Kala Brand Music Co. has been establishing a standard of quality. If you want an affordable uke that had a decent sound and good playability, Kala has always been one of your best bets. I spent the last week in California visiting family and helping with […] Read More

Maui Excursion: IHM Audition, The Farm, & Sightseeing

Last weekend I flew over to Maui so I could audition for the UH Maui College’s new Institute of Hawaiian Music program. The year-long program is being directed by George Kahumoku Jr. and includes classes on ‘ukulele, slack key guitar, theory, recording, choir, along with Hawaiian language and dance. It sounded like the opportunity of […] Read More

Washington to California Trip

…And I’m back! Wow. My family and I had such a great time cruising from Seattle to the Bay Area on our two week trip. We started on the north side in Seattle, which is a really happy and hip city. Then we meandered down into Oregon to visit family and see a friend in […] Read More

A Trip to ‘Ukulele Source

Last weekend I had the opportunity to go down to San Jose and visit ‘Ukulele Source. ‘Ukulele Source is a relatively new store that carries Koaloha, ‘Ohana, and Kanile‘a ‘ukuleles plus accessories. It was very nice to see my friends Smiley and Janet Kai. The ‘Ukulele Source is located in a very nice part of […] Read More

Visit to the KVMR 89.5 FM Studio

I had the opportunity to visit Nevada City, CA and Michael Keene at the KVMR studio today. Michael is the DJ for the “Kanikapila” show on Sundays from 9 to 12 in the morning. Tune in and listen: 89.5 FM throughout most of the foothills and central valley, or listen online. The long drive from […] Read More