Eclectic acoustic tunes from Ethan Master of the Hawaiian Ukelele (on tour from TX) and Hilltop Sunset!
Doors at 8:00 PM, music 8:30 PM
All ages, $5-10 suggested donation.
Ethan Master of the Hawaiian Ukelele (EMHU) never really played the ukulele, except for on one long out of print 7″. He was a Texas singer-songwriter, plain and simple. And he picked that guitar every which way, finger style, strummer style, behind the head Hendrix style, you name it. He played rock, pop, folk, and sang the blues. If ever there was one born to surf the nations highways, this was it. Having spent a decade touring nationally for various basement-tier pop combos so fantastically named they may as well have been found in a Pynchon novel — Ponyboy and the Horsegirls, Snow Wite, Killer Ghost, Mellow Owl, Party Plants, Spiked Punch, Reverse X Rays — and recording alongside Rough Trade artist Bill Baird, things have come circle and Ethan Master of the Hawaiian Ukulele has risen again as a solo artist, this time battle-hardened and wizened with new material to share a new perspective.
Hilltop Sunset combines the universal language of music with the comprehensive knowledge of words to evoke a unique form of understanding and empathy. Personal stories of love, pain, politics, and self-improvement permeate his songs, which range from high-energy and emotional to slow and thoughtful. Ryan Kendall began the Hilltop Sunset project in 2008 during his sophomore year of college after receiving a free guitar and resolving to teach himself how to play. With a focus on meaningful lyrics, the stories and emotional content are what drive his songs deep into the hearts and minds of any willing to listen.