Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sundodgers' First CD Released

Mike DaSilva has produced the very first CD for Al Dodge's Sundodgers. Sez Mike:
"When I began building ukuleles almost 5 years ago, I had no idea that it would also lead me to a close friendship with one of my longtime musical heroes...

...Before I had any interest in ukuleles, as far back as the late 70's, I was a big fan of The Cheap Suit Serenaders...I remember going to the original Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, which could maybe hold 20 people in the audience and just simply having the best time enjoying the musical antics of Allan Dodge, Robert Armstrong, Bob Brozman, Terry Zwigoff and Tony Marcus. I went to see them as much as I could and pretty much wore out the two LPs of theirs I owned...

...Now, fast forward to 2005. I end up meeting Al Dodge at a 78's record swap (quelle suprise, ed.) where our mutual uke interests prompts a subsequent visit to my shop. Before I know it, Al is visiting the shop regularly, sharing his vast music and instrument knowledge, introducing me to his friends and quickly becoming an important sounding board for my fledgling ukulele business."
Mike produced the CD at his shop which doubles as a performance space (great acoustics–must be all the koa dust). Under the Sun is available from CD Baby, or as a download from Digstation. No word on when it'll be released on 78s. Link

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