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.
Tickets will go on sale soon.
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...
Another Great Community Concert - Chris Padgett at Tryon Fine Arts Center
Coming up June 5th at 8:00PM two local talents take stage at the Tryon Fine Arts Center Peterson Amphitheater for a evening of music under the stars.
Chris Padgett headlines with an opening by Noah Stockdale. June 5th 8:00 PM at Peterson Amphitheater (just outside Tryon Fine Arts Center) / This is a free community concert though donations are greatly appreciated. In the event of rain the show moves indoors.
From Reverbnation ... About Chris ... Leo Kottke, Al Di Meola, and Clarence...
Geoff Achison, Peterson Amphitheater May 2014
Another great Tryon show by Australian guitar great Geoff Achison! Geoff played to a full house crowd at the beautiful Peterson Amphitheater at Tryon Fine Arts Center. Standing ovation? You bet and well deserved!
Geoff plays a custom Lichty guitar with an LR Baggs pickup crafted right here in Tryon, NC.
Geoff Achison at Peterson Amphitheater, TFAC
We would never miss a chance to see and hear Geoff Achison in concert and an evening under the stars at the Peterson Amphitheater (Tryon Fine Arts Center) with Geoff - well, we can't wait!
Friday, May 16th at 7:00pm
Peterson Amphitheater, Tryon Fine Arts Center
Admission is free - donations are greatly appreciated to support this and other community concerts.
Rain or Shine! Event moves indoors in the event of rain.
From Tryon Fine Arts Center website ...
From Melbourne to Memphis, Geoff Achison has thrilled audiences...
Kimo Hussey in Korea
Where's Kimo? One never knows where he will pop up next. Here are some fun videos of Kimo Hussey in Korea from his Dec 2013/Jan 2014 trip ...
Kimo is playing a Lichty long neck tenor ukulele crafted from pau ferro and Sinker redwood
Visit Kimo on the web at www.kimohussey.com
Posted by: cwoods
November 21, 2013
Noah Guthrie on Dancing with the Stars
We've always said that Noah has got "it." His performance on ABC television on Nov 18th was just one of his latest perfect performances. Noah played solo live in front of millions of viewers and on top of that, played a song to accompany a dance piece that was so tightly choreographed that there was not room for one wrong note.
Congratulations to Noah for a great job and for doing his Lichty Guitar proud!
We invite you to watch the Dancing with the Stars show featuring Noah playing I'm Sexy and I Know it on his Lichty Guitar while Bill Engvall and Emma...
Noah in the Luthier Shop and Behind the Scenes
It's always great to see Noah when he comes by the shop for a visit, though given his breakneck coast to coast tour schedule it's a rare sighting.
Noah is having tremendous success and is riding the wave of rave reviews for his latest project, Among the Wildest Things. Listen to just one track and you will find that you have to get the CD. Noah had a hand in writing every song and fans have come to realize that his talents stretch far beyond his soulful voice.
Check out his music video Call Home
I particularly like that...
Shohei Toyoda & the 2013 International Finger Style Guitar Championship
Excerpt from Bluegrass Today ... "Winners have been announced from the prestigious instrumental championships at the 42nd Annual Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. Trophies and new instruments are offered annually for fiddle, mandolin, dulcimer, and autoharp, but the pièce de résistance is the guitar championship where “winning Winfield” puts a guitar slinger on the map."
Shohei Toyoda is already on "the map" internationally given the release of his CD and the other wins he has celebrated...
Erik Olsen Videos Capture Achison and Bramblett Magic
The September 6th show at the Tryon Fine Arts Center was another Achison/Bramblett sell out and what a night! Thankfully Erik Olsen was on-site and produced three great videos for us to enjoy. Geoff and Randall sure know how to make their custom Lichty Guitars shine!
See and hear more by visiting ...
Noah on Tour, Music Video and More
With the screaming success of his first album, Among the Wildest Things, fueling his 60+ city tour, Noah has lots to shout about these days. We were fortunate this week to catch Noah performing at one of his few tour stops in the south, Furman University. We enjoyed every moment of it and we were marveling at the intimacy of the event. It was a small gathering of enthusiastic fans who will one day be able to say, "Man, I saw Noah when ... " as he packs thousands into stadiums. That day is coming up fast!
Geoff Achison - Latest Blues Awards News
News Flash Sept 2013: Congratulations to Geoff Achison and Chris Wilson!
'Box Of Blues' (Chris Wilson & Geoff Achison) won four trophies from the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society's annual awards night. Honors included 2013 Album Of The Year, Band Of The Year, Producer Of The Year, and Male Artist Of The Year (Chris Wilson)
Geoff is no stranger to the award's spotlight. His 2012 awards included:
Male Artist of the Year 2012 Geoff Achison, Album – Recorded Live at Guitars Across the Bay, Song – Magic Belt
Song of the Year 2012 ...
Shohei Toyoda comes to the Peterson Amphitheater at Tryon Fine Arts Center
On September 25th Tryon Fine Arts Center brings internationally-acclaimed guitarist Shohei Toyoda to the Peterson Amphitheater, kicking off a fall concert series in this new outdoor venue. It will be an evening of truly enchanting music, a time to celebrate and enjoy this beautiful new performance space and a time to experience the small town magic of Tryon. Lichty Guitars is proud to be the event sponsor.
About Shohei ...
Shohei's original compositions touch heart and soul, his renditions of classics delight.
Update Aug 18th: Just listened to the entire album. Great job Noah! We love supporting such heart-felt music!
Call Home, Noah's first single release on ITunes has set the stage for a booming CD release on August 20th. Call Home immediately placed on ITunes singer/songwriter charts and Noah's fans are not holding back. The buzz is building ... the word is out! But you don't have to wait to be a part of the Noah wave. Download the single Call Home and/or pre-order the CD, Among the Wildest Things, via ITunes. Too, you can join Noah for a live Stage-it concert on August...
Geoff Achison - Inside Blues Guitar - Fur Peace Ranch
We've been fortunate to get a small taste of just how powerful and fun a 3 1/2 day workshop would be. A while back Geoff taught a two hour guitar workshop at Lichty Guitars's studio for twelve guitarists and everyone was floored. Participants learned that he is both a brilliant player and teacher.
Special Announcement: One Lichty Guitars' Sponsored Scholarship is available for the August 2013 3 1/2 day workshop. Rather than a cost of $1375 - the workshop fee would be $875. This covers room and board and an up-close-and-personal...
Randall Bramblett - Big Heart and More ...
When Randall Bramblett begins to play his guitar (or sax or keyboard or ....) and opens his mouth to sing ... honestly the angels must smile down on us all! His turn of phrase as a songwriter combined with his talents as a musician and his uniquely Randall voice ... honestly it does not get any better in my book.
We had a wonderful time when Randall visited recently on his way up to perform with his band at Belle Chere in Asheville. Get Randall behind a microphone and invite videographer Erik Olsen over with his camera rigs and gigs and it's an experience...