Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hawaiian Music, Golf & HSGA Steel Guitars

 Teamed back up with world renown Hawaiian Steel Guitarist braddah Greg Sardinha for the weekend. Friday morning acoustic duo playing for the Honolulu Country Club Brunch from 1130am - 1:30pm. It's all for golf and lunch of course. Lau lau, beef stew, chicken long rice, kalua pig, steamed fish, ogo... Ono!  Left there to visit a few hours  with Retired Command Sergeant Major Dad. Then, a short drive to the clubhouse at the Olomana Golf Course. More Hawaiian music from 4pm.- 6pm as Greg and I revisited our favorite hapa - haole tunes and arrangements we used to play over many years. Yep, we had a blast and remembered quite a few arrangements as we segued from song to song. Even tunes from the LOCAL FOLK cd... Sing Hawaiian Sing, Standing in da Ua, Aina.... We did it again Saturday after another much longer visit with Dad. Louise danced the hula KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE HANDS. Then Rick Rickard sat in singing on guitar. Greg opted to jump out to go talk story with friends and handed me his picks and bar. He said, " go ahead and bend the picks any way you like to fit your fingers" . After wailing out a strain of tropic exotica, I must say... I did a pretty good job bending those metal finger picks!
   The Hawaiian Steel Guitar convention is in town. All our mainland ohana. Check it out at