He’s Back!

The inimitable Jim D’Ville will be holding center stage at our next flea fest, Sunday, November 20, at the Gordon Huether Studio in Napa, 1821 Monticello Road.  If you missed his Play by Ear workshop last time Jim breezed through, you won’t want to miss this one.  And if you were there,  he’s got even more tips and tricks up his sleeve to keep you rolling on the road to ukulele success, wherever that may be.

The workshop starts at  5:oopm with pupus to follow and is a mere $25.  Those who attend the workshop are also welcome to stay and sing along with Jim, putting into practice what we just learned.  If you’re planning on coming, please RSVP to the yahoo group site so we can have an estimate of the number of chairs to have on hand.

Perfect Presents

Here’s a little something for the uke enthusiast on your holdiay gift list who think he has everything:  Peace, Paradise, and Ukulelia.  One hundred percent plastic with a white styrene top and a clear plastic gig bag, they sound great and are not subject to the rapid humidity changes that impact ukuleles made of wood.  It’s a  great uke to take to the beach, a must-have for the ukulele player who has everything, and an heirloom for the budding ukulele player in your family who needs something they can cut teeth on until they learn how to rip like Jake……Available at Kani-Ka-Pila.com

West Coast Ukulele Retreat

Registration will open this week for the second, annual, West Coast Ukulele Retreat, to be held at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, May 16 – 20.  We fully expect to sell out this year so if you’re at all interested in attending, be sure to subscribe to that website so you get all the latest information as it unfolds.  This is four full days of ukulele bliss.  Here’s a little snippet from last year: