This post is a bit late but it needs to be said. Saturday was the first time I met another ukulele player in person, other than the great Jake Shimabukuro and he's like meeting Superman, so it's different. I attended the 1st Annual South Eastern Uke-2-Gether at Sweetwater Creek State Park east of Atlanta. I met so many uke players and one thing really struck me about each and every talented individual that I met was how nice they all were. I'd never met anyone there but they all treated me like family. Everyone was not only willing, but eager for you to try out their uke. I don't think I've ever met another group of unrelated people that have been so nice. Here are some pictures that Ami took while we were there.
The event was put together by Uke Republic, the only ukulele focused music store that I know of in the south east. I wouldn't actually care to know about another one since Mike, the owner, is so nice. He and his wife Donna put on a great event. He has so many tempting ukuleles! I kinda fell in love with a couple, a Pono figured mango soprano that is gorgeous and a Mainland mahogany concert that played soooo well and was gorgeous. I had Ami take a pic of me with it. Concert size is probably my favorite size so that's where I'm leaning if I get a new one.
I can't wait until the next Uke-2-Gether and hopefully at the next one I will be able to jam with the rest of the guys!
Posted by Brian Godfrey Wednesday, September 2, 2009