On Friday, Larry and I were at Boulevard Music in Culver City for a performance by the Sweet Hollywaiians. They are a group of four musicians from Osaka, Japan who perform American music from the 1920's and 1930's. They are all very talented! The guys kept switching instruments. They sang a bit, but not too much. Their English is not good, but this group definitely connects with the audience through their stellar musicianship. Here's the group performing "Hula Girl." You could swear that this is a recording from the early 1930's! They're very authentic!
During the second set, local songbird, Janet Klein sang a few tunes with the Hollywaiians, also accompanied by her guitarist, Tom Marion. Janet let the audience know how she met the Hollywaiians in Japan and little info about their group.
Members of the Westside Ukulele Ensemble were present. Thanks, Marielle, for introducing me to your fellow ukesters!
|Westside Ukulele Ensemble Members|
We ran into a few other friends at this excellent venue for live, acoustic music. It was a great evening.