Had a blast at Denver UkeFest — you all probably have seen the Aloha Friday jam session and the finale song from the Ukefest. Thought I’d share a few open mic performances with you as well. Did better on some songs than others, but got through them all — constructive criticism welcome.
Decided to do an old favorite at the Saturday session:
On the Thursday session, my friend Robert Rowe invited me to join him on one of his original songs. Pretty happy with how my solo came out (around 1:55):
For my set, I decided to try something new and realized quickly I should stick to more familiar songs — mixed up the verses a bit. Also interesting how I got off on the solo even though I had practiced this more than the one for Rob’s song — I feel like I overthought this one:
After that, I figured I should pick something more in my comfort zone:
Later one of the groups I jam with (Friday Ukulele Klub) did Lights of Cheyenne and I joined them — we had a surprise when Victoria Vox joined in on U-Bass after quickly learning the song a few minutes before:
Hope you enjoy — it was good seeing several of you there.
A hui hou,
PS I know the topic of active vs. passive pickups comes up quite a bit — for what I’m doing, I’m quite happy with the K&K Twin Spot (same as the Aloha Twin) — you can hear what it sounds like in these videos (except Lights where I was just in the back, not plugged in.)
BTW, Kahai gave me a K-Town Heroes CD, Eat Sleep Music Sessions — been enjoying listening to it, it’s fun to have some of Aldrine’s music from back in the day when you were his guitar player. Aaron’s pretty good, but I get to hear him play all the time. =P