Monthly Archives: July 2006

Matt posts website for LoPrinzi

While I was out backpacking (see entry below), our oldest son, Matt, finished up the website for Augustino LoPrinzi and got the final okay from Augie and Donna to make the site go “live.” Augie and Donna make some very nice ukuleles (and guitars, too–but it’s the ukuleles that interest me), combining old world luthier […]

Of blisters and ukuleles…

I just returned from a week-long, 45-mile backpacking trek with the coed BSA Venturing Crew we volunteer with and wanted to report on ukuleles in the “wilds” of the Trinity Alps (Northern California). Yes–we spotted ukuleles on the trail; two of them were from our group (Tate, one of the hiking Venturers is in “Ukuleles […]

A peek listen to The Barefoot Natives

barefoot day

All right, Eric Gilliom and Uncle Willie K don’t play ukuleles prominently (or perhaps at all?), but this talented duo has banded together to form The Barefoot Natives and, since it’s great Hawaiian music, I figure it belongs here anyway. The two were in the Sacramento (California) area on Saturday as part of their latest (first?) mainland tour and Borders Books in Sacramento (which is recognized for hosting a number of Hawaiian music events) had them as guests for an afternoon mini-concert.