Songs and licks were swapped. Every genre of music (except maybe classical) was played by someone here.
And every manner of ukulele clothing was on display--shirts, jackets, hats and these most distinctive shoes!
More ukulele shopping. One can never have enough ukuleles.
But it's the music that brings us together. There was plenty of time to jam. Everyone got a chance to start a song or two. We all learned something new. And likely have a list of songs to learn at home.
And in the afternoon there was an open mic. Many folks took the opportunity to play for the group. Some were seasoned performers. For others, it was the first time to play for an audience. We heard rock songs, Hawaiian songs, blues songs, TV theme songs and more. Some were individual performers, some groups. The Yesterukes did a few from their set list. It was fun to hear everyone and those of us who didn't play this year might be braver next time.
The final song of the open mic was a beautiful jazz version of Autumn Leaves performed by a husband and wife duo from Georgia--the perfect song to end the day.
Thanks to the Charleston Hotshots for making this happen. We look forward to the next one.
The More We Get Together, Childrens' Song, traditional