Originally Posted by kekoa68
We have shockingly similar upbringings except my dad was a haole serviceman who snagged my mom from the islands and landed in long Beach. I too was subjected to traditional and gospel type uke playing from an early age. It wasn't until I was about 30 that I was able to get over my metal head mentality and appreciate what the uke has to offer. My uncle was a slack key musician on the island and turned me on to the Ka'au Crater Brothers. They're pretty old school but were innovators in their time. Check out their song " On Fire " ( not the North Shore On Fire ) just On Fire. Enjoy the new uke. I jumped in deep at the time as well. But mine only cost 600.00........It is a 6 string though!
Btw, thanks to whoever linked the IZ song. Makes me well up everytime i hear it.
I'll bet we're related somehow ;)