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Konabob
`Olu`olu

USA
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Posted - 09/16/2012 :  3:53:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Konabob's Homepage  Send Konabob an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Last week the Kupuna Hula Festival was held here in Kona. I did not have tickets, as they usually sell out a year in advance.
At 3 PM on Wednesday afternoon, my phone rang, and it was one of the staff from the Kupuna Hula Festival. "Hey Konabob, we have a Japanese halau asking for a bass player. Would you do it?"
So I got in free, and got to play with two Japanese musicians and a beautiful bevy of Japanese hula dancers.
While I was sitting in the green room with my Walkingbass and Roland Bass Cube, a second halau was practicing. The vocalist came over and said, "Would you perform with us tomorrow?".
So I got to attend the second day for free and hung out with all the Hawaiian musicians.

I love the steel guitar, and it is my main instrument. But the bass has gotten me some of the most amazing gigs...

Aloha,
-Konabob

Konabob's Walkingbass - http://www.konawalkingbass.com
Taropatch Steel - http://www.konaweb.com/konabob/
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=Konabob2+Walkingbass

Julie H
Ha`aha`a

USA
1206 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2012 :  8:52:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ooohhh, you boys with your big instruments!!!

Julie
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Tommy
Akahai

USA
72 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2012 :  12:46:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very cool!
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Admin
Pupule

USA
4522 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2012 :  2:28:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit Admin's Homepage  Send Admin an AOL message  Send Admin an ICQ Message  Send Admin a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Sounds like your bass is better than a ticket, Konabob! Of course, credit to the player behind the bass!

Andy
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Konabob
`Olu`olu

USA
928 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2012 :  5:01:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit Konabob's Homepage  Send Konabob an AOL message  Reply with Quote
... Just sayin' if playing one instrument is good, 2 is better. Maybe I should learn the 'ukulele too.

Konabob's Walkingbass - http://www.konawalkingbass.com
Taropatch Steel - http://www.konaweb.com/konabob/
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=Konabob2+Walkingbass
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Konabob
`Olu`olu

USA
928 Posts

Posted - 09/18/2012 :  12:59:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Konabob's Homepage  Send Konabob an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Here is a video of the Kupuna Hula Festival that I put on YouTube:
http://youtu.be/bJQ5OwripFE

Konabob's Walkingbass - http://www.konawalkingbass.com
Taropatch Steel - http://www.konaweb.com/konabob/
YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=Konabob2+Walkingbass
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slipry1
Ha`aha`a

USA
1461 Posts

Posted - 09/20/2012 :  07:30:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pretty good, brah. One of Jack's music laws is "Bess players work." btw, you DO play a pretty mean steel guitar, and I've seen you play ukulele, too. I'm starting to have fun with my walking bass.

keaka
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thumbstruck
Ha`aha`a

USA
1921 Posts

Posted - 02/20/2013 :  6:19:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As Jack says, "Bass players ALWAYS gig!" I've even learned to "pull bass" on the guitar if needed.
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