Kimo Hussey on Ukulele - A conversation in the shop at Lichty Guitars
On his recent tour to the Carolina's ukulele master Kimo Hussey sat down and talked "ukulele" in our shop with Jay. He shares insights about the power and joy of ukulele in a way that we think all ukulele lovers will enjoy. Kimo discusses these topics ...
Playing to your instrument rather than at it.
The power of collaboration between players and ukulele builders.
He answers one of the most frequent questions he hears - I've been playing for a while and I have hit a plateau. How can I become a better player?
... and more.
It Doesn't Get any Better Than Kimo and Zanuck!
There simply are not the words to describe the magic of these past few days spending time with Kimo, Zanuck and Zanuck's lovely finance Stacie. It some ways it was a whirlwind of fun for Kimo and Jay - giving multiple workshops and concerts in just a few days. And the folks who showed up to play with them were, each and everyone, delightful!
Then when Zanuck and Stacie arrived it got even better! There was jamming, visiting, a bit of Polk County fall leaf touring and the big event - Jay, Kimo and Zanuck in concert at Tryon Fine Arts Center....
Noah Guthrie and his new Custom Lichty Guitar
Noah stopped by the shop this week to pick up his new custom Lichty guitar. We knew the guitar was off-the-charts beautiful and it is accurate to say Noah was blown away when he saw it but ... when he sat down to play it ... now that was a spiritual moment for all! Together Noah and his guitar are a match made in heaven. Hearing him both play it and sing one of his original tunes, well, left us all speechless. Jay has simply outdone himself with this one. This guitar and Noah - just the perfect marriage of instrument and musician.
We cannot wait...
Noah's Custom Lichty Guitar, G92
When Noah began talking about having Jay build him another guitar, we couldn't wait to see what design he would come up with. Of course - it's off the charts both in looks and sound. Follow Noah to see and hear the beautiful music he will play on this beautiful instrument.
Features: Dreadnought guitar body style, Cocobolo back, sides, Carpathian spruce sunburst top, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard and bridge, ebony binding on body and fretboard, Paua Abalone rosette, custom Paua Abalone inlay, side soundport, beveled armrest, Gotoh tuners,...
Kimo Hussey and Zanuck Lindsey Talk Ukuleles
Hawiian musicians Kimo Hussey and Zanuck Lindsey travel the world sharing their love for ukulele and traditional Hawaiian music. Through performances, lectures, retreats and workshops they are touching countless lives and spreading love for all things ukulele.
In the following video that share their excitement for custom instruments and specifically highlight instruments Jay has crafted working in collaboration with them.
Kimo is playing a Brazilian Rosewood long-neck tenor ukulele. Click on the image to see and hear more.
Zanuck is playing...
Randall Bramblett and Geoff Achison - Tryon Fine Arts Center May 2015
The sold-out crowds at Tryon Fine Arts Center agree - "The Bramblett/Achison concert was one of the best shows I have ever scene!" We heard folks say that over and over. How great that Tryon Fine Arts Center has landed a spot on the tour schedule of these world-class musicians for a May 2015 show.
Lichty Guitars is proud to be a sponsor of this event.
Date: May 8th, 2015
Location: Tryon Fine Arts Center
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Show Preview - Videographer Erik Olsen Films from the 2012 concert
Noah Guthrie in Concert Tryon Fine Arts Center
Mark your calendars! Noah Guthrie comes to Tryon Fine Arts Center April 3rd to give a performance at the Peterson Amphitheater.
Noah broke into the spotlight back in 2012 when his cover of I'm Sexy and I Know it went viral.
At last count that video performance had been viewed over 22,ooo,ooo times. Since his debut he has toured coast to coast, recorded an album of his amazing original music and has been seen on national TV from The Today Show to a starring role in the final season of the hit show GLEE.
Tryon is so lucky to have scored a spot...
Noah Guthrie, Music to Our Ears
The first day we met Noah was when he came up for a visit to Lichty Guitars' shop.We were immediately struck by two things - he is incredibly talented and he is a very nice person. We didn't realize (though we suspected) that we would be saying ... "We knew Noah when ..."
When Noah came up to the studio he was as genuinely floored by our guitars as we were by his music. We’re excited that Noah is now paired up with a Lichty Guitar. Taking time to play each guitar we had in the studio, ultimately a Chechen OM Guitar stole his heart. Noah can be scene touring...
Kimo Hussey Low G - A Ukulele-Lovers Dream CD
Kimo Hussey is to the world of ukulele - a teacher, mentor, ambassador and performer. He is also one of our favorite people in the world!
We are excited to share with you his latest endeavor ...
It is a CD featuring a lovely set of tunes played in Kimo's unique and heartwarming style. This would be a wonderful gift to give to yourself or to the ukulele-lovers in your life!
Jay and Kimo have been collaborating for several years on ukulele designs and Kimo has traveled the world with a Lichty Ukulele (or two or three) in hand. We are so honored...
Noah Guthrie in Concert - Tryon Fine Arts Center, Peterson Amphitheater
*** Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been canceled. We look forward to seeing Noah center-stage in Tryon at a later date. ***
Thursday September 25th, 7:00 pm * this event has been cancelled *
Tryon Fine Arts Center Website
Noah Guthrie is a guy who hands-down wows folks the moment he sings the first note. If you are not familiar with his music you've gotta stop reading now and click over to his YouTube channel Only1Noah to see for yourself...
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 ...