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    Default New from Illinois

    Hi from a Uke player from Illinois. I received my first ukulele for my 8th birthday, and after a few years, switched to guitar. Now, several decades later, I'm returning to my uke roots. I'm enjoying my ukes, and enjoying learning about them.

    I have a bunch of stuff at YouTube, but it's guitar so far. It's all me, and I love harmony. A sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3DDF...8PJYzb8ByDvlWI

    A retired federal park ranger, Vietnam veteran, and author of an award-winning military memoir, father, grandfather. Looking forward to making Uke friends and learning some new stuff. =)

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    Where are you in Illinois? Several members here from Illinois.
    Welcome to UU.
    Mainland Red Cedar Tenor
    DS Gill Tenor Pineapple spruce/mahogany
    Goldtone Concert Banjo Uke (BUC)
    Blueridge BR-40T Tenor guitar tuned DGBE
    Kala U-Bass
    Gold Tone CC-OT 5 string banjo
    ********************
    Come visit "CB's Pickin' Place"

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    I grew up in Freeport, west of Rockford--way up north--and now live in Carlyle, about 40 miles east of St. Louis.

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    Ok I know where that is. I'm in Taylorville about 90 north east of Stl. Saint Louis has a good uke group if your interested in doing that type of thing.I frequent a jam session in bloomington normal but that would probably be a long drive for you.
    Mainland Red Cedar Tenor
    DS Gill Tenor Pineapple spruce/mahogany
    Goldtone Concert Banjo Uke (BUC)
    Blueridge BR-40T Tenor guitar tuned DGBE
    Kala U-Bass
    Gold Tone CC-OT 5 string banjo
    ********************
    Come visit "CB's Pickin' Place"

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    Over the past year I traveled 300-miles one way for rehearsals and gigs for a band. We played a concert and two dances. Videos at Facebook and YouTube if interested. Some would call that not too bright.

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    I enjoyed your videos roger.
    Mainland Red Cedar Tenor
    DS Gill Tenor Pineapple spruce/mahogany
    Goldtone Concert Banjo Uke (BUC)
    Blueridge BR-40T Tenor guitar tuned DGBE
    Kala U-Bass
    Gold Tone CC-OT 5 string banjo
    ********************
    Come visit "CB's Pickin' Place"

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    Welcome. If you ever want to come to normal for a jam. First Saturday of every month at 2pm, at a place called fusion Brew.
    The only month we will not meet so far is June. Ukulele World Congress is that weekend.
    Ukulele Themed Vinyl Stickers!!
    Ukeeku Etsy Store

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    Thanks! I just might show up some time.

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    Welcome, RHayes. Fun place, UU is.

    Who knows, maybe #Pink plays the ukulele and will show up.

    http://tinyurl.com/hd7k8df

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    Welcome aboard.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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