Hot Steel and Cool Ukulele


Erich Sylvester sings classic hapa haole songs featuring Hawaiian steel guitar jazz played by Ken Emerson, Sean Allen, Don McClellan, and Brad Bechtel. Songs are primarily in English with some Hawaiian words, and a few novelties with a sense of humor.

It was a fun gig and I'm happy that it's finally available to the world.

OrvilleJohnson- I Wonder Where My Hula Girl Has Gone

2:49 minutes (2.58 MB)

A bit of the tropics for you reso-nationals. I started working on a project recently with a friend of mine named Casey McGill. He has a great band called the Blue 4 Trio that does lots of cool 30s swing and jazz but we were talking one day about 30s pop Hawaiian music ( the genre is Hapa-Haole) and turns out he loves to sing it. So we decided to work on a CD with that style. Here's a song we just got all the parts together on and we're feeling good about the vibe. Casey is playing reso-uke and singing and I'm playing archtop rhythm guitars, bass, and my Rayco Stage DeLuxe Hawaiian acoustic jumbo guitar, which is totally made for this kind of music. Recorded at my house. Check it out...oj

Lap Steel Gear ..?

Hey one & all,

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Meander over to MySpace for a gander at Paul's prototype for a Model "K" (Kona) style Hawaiian acoustic square neck guitar.  This is Spruce/Rosewood.







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