It was my extreme pleasure to have Royal Hayes, his Dad and uncle stop the shop this week. We talked guitars, guitar-building and Royal took a turn playing each Lichty we currently have on hand (he even played my Brazilian Rosewood Baritone Ukulele with a pick-up.) – Just wish I’d had the camera out to capture and share some of his magic on Lichtys.
Who is Royal Hayes? A brilliant guitarist and a very nice guy who just happens to be a teenager. Royal is going places fast! Whether he has an electric guitar in hand or an acoustic, he has pure talent.
Strat-O-Blogster added him to their Young Guitar Wonder list in February 2010 – and for good reason!
We invite you to check out his YouTube videos and you will see what I mean.
Internationally acclaimed ukulele master Kimo Hussey will be giving concerts and ukulele playing workshops in the Carolinas in early November. First stop - a workshop in Asheville Nov. 6th. Learn more ...