'I was blown away by how I felt building these instruments, how connected I felt to them, how there was this calming energy to making them.'
When news of the devastation first broke, there was a rallying cry from the worldwide ukulele community of “How can I help?”
The banjo-ukulele is one of the most powerful spices in the ukulele world
Gibson introduced its first ukulele banjo, the UB model, sometime around 1925
Making music with the ukulele is accessible and social, but what if you want study the instrument at the degree level in university?
One day at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the sweet sounds produced by the Hawaiian Quintet caught the ear of another Henry—Henry Ford
Significant compilations of early music featured ukulele and steel guitar
Kerrville Folk Songwriting Competition winner combines swing, jazz, blues, vaudeville, country, and clever writing
For the 4-piece band the Smoking Jackets, seeing how Las Cruces Ukes nourished its members—even while they were just tiny boxes on a screen—made this year’s festival feel so triumphant.
In this round of Uke Tales, the ukulele leads to a hair-changing experience; a 1930s Martin Soprano helps memories live on; and ukulele groupies can be found in all ages.