Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Yet another great event for uke players/lovers/listeners in the area:
Looking Glass Artists Collective in Salisbury, NC, presents a day of workshops and an evening performance by Boulder Acoustic Society on Wednesday, July 22nd.

If you haven't heard (of) this band, check out their web site or look them up on You Tube. They are returning to LGAC after playing there in the Spring and being asked back for another show and some workshops. They describe themselves as "old school but never old" and have a great mix of traditional sensibility, modern flair, creativity and musicianship. Note that their descriptive blurb on the home page of their web site does not mention ukulele (what?!?!), but 3 of the 4 band members play uke (and do so on stage) and have had special ukes made for them by luthier Mike DaSilva.

The best source of info is the flyer, available at High Strung. Stop by and get one, or call them for details @ 286-3801

There's uke, jazz history, and fiddle workshops that are $5 each, if you register before Monday. After that, the price goes up to $10 each. Go to three and get into the evening show for free.
Online details (that I've been able to find) are few, but you can check out the LGAC web site or their google calendar.

And there's this, from the Salisbury Chronicle website:
Fiddling, ukulele, history of jazz — July 22, master classes led by members of Boulder Acoustic Society coming to Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. Classes $5 each- "History of Jazz:" 2 p.m.; "All Things Fiddle:" 4 p.m.; choose between "Ukulele 101" or "Simple Songs for Uke" at 5:30 p.m. (loaner ukes available). Each class approximately one hour. Those registered for three classes get free ticket to attend evening concert. 704-245-2302.

Note: According to the High Strung flyer, there is another class at 6:30: "Indie and Punk Ukulele songs demonstration", but this one is free & won't count for the "buy 3, see the show free" deal.


salisburyartists said...

It's going to be a great day for Salisbury.

marilee said...

All the workshop information is now posted on the web page. Click the link in the original post, or go here:

Also, in case you want to go/bring someone and need an extra uke: High Strung will be there to provide loaner ukes on a first reserved first served basis.