Sunday, November 25, 2007

We're Crazy for Ukes!

It's not even December yet, but what to our wondering eyes appear this morning in the paper but a cover story in the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine on our raison d'ĂȘtre, and featuring a sultry shot of local ukulele siren Tippy Canoe.

Author Ian Lendler does a superb job of connecting the Bay Area uke scene with the history of the jumping flea, and Chris Stewart's photos give an nice sense of our diverse community. (View Chris's photos here.)

Read The Return of the Jumping Fleas! Or how we learned to stop worrying and love the ukulele

Here are some links to the people and groups mentioned in Ian's article:
And by the way, Tippy's uke was made by another Berkeley luthier, Peter Hurney, who made Uni's as well. (And one for Craig Robertson, but oddly, not one for me...)

1 comment:

Craig said...

Glad you had the good sense to change the photo....

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