Friday, January 17, 2003

Meet the Key Strummers, a charming group that's one part Hoosier Hotshots and one part Little Rascals. I haven't heard them play yet, but judging from the site, it looks like they have a trainload of fun. Link Discuss
Martin unveiled their new HS-O soprano uke at the NAMM show today. Guess they got tired of taking all the grief for putting out the S-O with its deluxe contact paper finish. But at a list price of $699, Martin devotees with a few extra bucks might want to check out Kenny Hill's latest Martin-style Concert. Link Discuss

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

News of a documentary in progress about Bill Tapia, and amazing 94-year-old uke player in Southern California who played ukulele almost 70 years ago in Hawaiian hotels. I've seen Bill play before and he is quite remarkable. Link Discuss (Thanks, Gary!)
Here's a WFMU radio show about ukes. Link Discuss (Thanks, Dave!)

Monday, January 06, 2003

The Seattle Post Intelligencer sez "The Uke is Hot!" Not much information here for the uke enthusiast, but a nice piece nonetheless. Link Discuss (Thanks, Marc!)
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