Gods of Uke




Gods of Uke: Ohta-San’s Cool Touch

From the Summer 2016 issue of Ukulele | BY AUDREY COLEMAN The opening moments of “Stardust” come in leisurely phrases, as if the musician is pausing to reflect on cherished memories. Each note has a purity. As the song’s regular…

Roy Smeck Ukulele Magazine God of Uke Wizard of Strings Vita Uke Marcy Marxer

Gods of Uke: Roy Smeck Gives a Lesson to Remember

From the Fall 2014 issue of Ukulele | BY MARCY MARXER A visionary player on the ukulele, guitar, tenor banjo, and lap-steel guitar, the vaudeville performer Roy Smeck certainly earned his nickname “Wizard of the Strings.” Born in Reading, Pennsylvania…