MaryLou Stout Dempler: Links
- Lanikai Ukuleles
- I have played many brands of ukes over the years searching for ukuleles with a perfect sound, excellent quality at an exceptional value. In my opinion, Lanikai Ukuleles are the WORLD'S MOST PERFECT UKULELES IN EVERY WAY! Each Lanikai Ukulele has a fret board "set up" with easy action, professional strings, giving anyone the chance to play like a "PRO". The sound compares to a custom hand made uke but surpasses that sound, with a richer, fuller and more vibrant sound. All my students at Bellarmine University and the members of the Louisville Ukulele Unlimited Association (LUAU) Orchestra play Lanikai ukes, especially when recording with me on my CDs. I've played the different Lanikia Series and sizes, each ukulele comes ALIVE in my hands, guaranteeing me a PERFECT performance every time!
- Keith Urban
- In 2000, Keith Urban, his self-titled debut in the United States, became a real breakthrough effort that established Urban as one of country's brightest talents. The album, co-produced by Matt Rollins and Keith Urban, featured three Top 5 hits, including the No. 1 hit "But For The Grace of God". In the wake of that tremendous success, Urban won the Country Music Association's prestigious Horizon Award in 2001, as well as the Top New Male Vocalist Award at the 2001 Academy of Country Music Awards. As if that wasn't enough, his highflying instrumental performance on "Rollercoaster" was nominated for a Grammy Award, and all of this in the midst of two years of non-stop touring.
- Louisville Dulcimer Society
- The Louisville Dulcimer Society was formed in 1978 by a group of dulcimer students who were having so much fun that they didn't want to part company. This original lively spirit and enjoyment of traditional music is still very much a part of our group today.
The society averages over one hundred family memberships, which include professional and amateur musicians, beginning musicians, returning musicians and non-musicians. All acoustic instruments are welcome.