At last we had a Saturday with beautiful weather! Carmen and I drove to Austin to pick-up her custom King concert. It is beautiful and already has an incredible warm rich tone – just imagine how it will sound after it gets played and really opens up. I also brought a new King uke home. It’s a very unusual uke made from woods initially planned for a violin and cello. The back is fiddleback maple and the top is master grade Swiss spruce. The tone is brilliant and bright – the opposite of Carmen’s uke. Played together, these two ukes sound like a beautiful orchestra!!!
The afternoon was a learning delight as we spent several hours with Bob Guz who plays in the band Shorty Long with Pops Bayless. Bob is a super teacher. We both learned a lot and have lots to practice to take our playing to the next level. We are hoping to bring Bob to Dallas to teach a workshop.
We topped of the day by having dinner at Jeffrey’s Restaurant – it is one of the top restaurants in the country. Superb dinner! The we had a very very long drive home.